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3 Nigerians, 4 others arrested for hacking into 2,000 accounts in India

By Ndubuisi Ugah on 17/06/2019

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Three Nigerians, who are residing in Mumbai, India’s largest city, have been arrested by the police in India for alleged cybercrime, according to a report published by The Times of India. The report revealed that the Nigerians and four others were arrested for hacking into over 2,000 bank accounts.

The suspects are Idrish D’Costa, Sinedu Christopher, Ifaain Odhu (all Nigerians); Irfan A Dehmukh, Tabiz Deshmukh,Rajesh Gaikwad, and Nizamuddin Shaikh, with the report saying investigation on the issue commenced after a city-based doctor, Tejas Shah, complained that over Rs 2 lakh were transferred from his account.

The Indian assistant commissioner of police, J M Yadav, who disclosed this, said the accused were arrested on Saturday by the Ahmedabad City Police Department for hacking into over 2,000 bank accounts and transferring rupees after creating a fake webpage of the Income Tax Department.

According to him, they lured victims across the country by promising income tax (IT) refunds. The police boss further said the seven accused allegedly targeted 4,727 people across India, of which over 2,500 were duped.

“They first sent a web link to the victim through SMS, promising to get IT to refund. When the victim clicked the link he was directed to a `phishing’ page (a fake webpage) resembling the webpage of the IT Department.

“After the victim filled in the name of his bank, he was directed to a fake webpage of the bank where he was asked to fill in all the details of his bank account, “the victim was then sent a link of a mobile app as the last stage of getting a refund, which, when downloaded, enabled the fraudsters to hack into the victim’s mobile phone.

“Which was then used to obtain the password for net banking. Then the money was transferred from his account to a dummy account,” he said. (New Telegraph)


Source News Express

Posted 17/06/2019 05:25:22 AM





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