An FIR was registered by the cyber cell of the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) police on Wednesday after Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor complained on Tuesday that his Twitter account has been hacked by an unidentified person in December 2016.
According to Kapoor, the unidentified person hacked into his twitter handle - @BoneyKapoor - and asked for Rs 10,000 from one of his acquaintances. .
Deputy commissioner of police, cyber, Akhileshkumar Singh said that the accused tried to extort money from others as well. When Kapoor learnt about it, he immediately changed the password and managed to retrieve his twitter account.
The police registered a FIR under section 419 (impersonation) of IPC and 66c (identity theft) and 66d (Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource) of IT Act. If convicted, the accused may face imprisonment up to three years and fine.