Agartala: The e-mail account of Tripura
minister for Industries and Commerce Jitendra Chowdhury was hacked and emails sent to contacts that he was in Cyprus and required a loan of USD 2000.
All contacts in the address book, including many in
the top echeleons of the ministry and bureaucracy received the
email from email@example.com saying "I am out of the
country in Cyprus. I need a loan of $ 2000 and I will explain
the matter and refund the money back to you immediately after
I get back on Friday."
Chowdhury said today that he was on a short visit to
New Delhi recently, but was very much in the country when his
hotmail account was hacked and he began receiving telephone calls from his contacts about the email.
Chowdhury said he had contacted the New Delhi-based
Cyber Crime Cell yesterday and also referred the case to the
state director general of police.