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Ludhiana trader’s bank account hacked, Rs 70 lakh missing

Beri stated that the the hackers were also able to get a duplicate SIM card of Vodafone company by submitting a letter at the mobile company’s office stating that the original SIM was lost.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 15:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
account hacked,Rs 70 lakh missing,Samrala Chowk
The businessman Arun Beri who owns a garment factory near Samrala Chowk has stated to the police that unidentified persons were able to hack his account in Indian Overseas Bank. (Representative image )

Bank account of a city based trader was hacked and Rs 70 lakh transferred after getting a duplicate SIM issued by unidentified persons.

The businessman Arun Beri who owns a garment factory near Samrala Chowk has stated to the police that unidentified persons were able to hack his account in Indian Overseas Bank on Tuesday and transferred Rs 69,90,000 in five accounts of five different banks.

Beri stated that the the hackers were also able to get a duplicate SIM card of Vodafone company by submitting a letter at the mobile company’s office stating that the original SIM was lost.

“In the wee hours of Tuesday, I had received mails regarding the transactions by hackers. Though I was not able to receive SMSes as my mobile service was suspended because a new SIM card was issued, I got to know about these transactions when I accessed my mail account from another mobile in morning” said Beri.

He further said that he had submitted a report with division number 1 police station.

Inspector Harjinder Singh of division number 1 police station who is investigating the matter said that some leads have been found in the matter.

The police have registered an FIR against unidentified men under section 379 (Punishment for theft ), 66- C (Punishment for identity theft), 66- D (Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource), 66-E (Punishment for violation of privacy) of IT Act 2002.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 15:33 IST