We know the technology is boon to mankind. However, if we misuse it will become crime. Recently unidentified cyber crooks misused the technology for hacking Maha Metro’s BSNL landline numbers for international calls and generated bill of Rs 9.84 lakh in a month.
Ashish Kumar Tribhuvan Sandhi (44), Additional Chief Project Manager, Telecom, Maha Metro, lodged a complaint with Sadar Police. According to the complainant, Maha Metro’s office at Plot No 28/2, Anand Nagar, Civil Lines, has two registered BSNL landline numbers. Unidentified cyber crooks hacked the phone numbers using high-end technology and misused it for international calling from March 1 to March 31, 2020.
The cyber fraud came to fore when the BSNL sent a bill of Rs 9.84 lakh to Maha Metro office. The officials conducted an internal inquiry and noticed that the phone numbers were misused by cyber crooks. On the basis of complaint lodged by Sandhi, Sadar Police have registered a case under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code read with Sections 65 and 66 (d) of Information Technology Act.As per the source, Call Detail Records (CDR) of both lines will be procured from BSNL to identify the cyber fraudsters.