RAIPUR, Nov 10
A joint team of Central Crime Branch (CCB) and cyber cell of Raipur Police claimed to have recovered heavy amount of around Rs 2.22 crore withdrew by hackers from YES Bank, police said on Friday.
“By hacking two accounts maintained with Raipur-based YES Bank, hackers have managed to withdraw massive amount of Rs 2.47 crore and successfully transferred the money to around 26 bank accounts through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS). Taking swift action after being informed about the hacking, the sleuths of CCB and cyber cell in coordination with banks managed to recover around Rs 2.22 crore within 24 hours,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amresh Kumar Mishra.
This could be termed as one of the fastest recovery in hacking related forgery, elaborated the SSP.
The SSP further informed that the amounts were transferred to the account of banks operational in Delhi, Mumbai and Rajasthan. The hacking came to light on November 8 when the employees came to bank for clearing related task. After being informed about the hacking, five separate teams (each comprised of CCB and cyber cell personnel) have been constituted to collect transaction details from bank officials. By establishing constable with top officials of different banks, police managed to ensure hold on transactions from 26 accounts used by hackers. Moreover, investigators have also managed to hold transactions from 26 accounts.
During the course of investigation, investigators have closely scanned around 10000 transactions to ensure recover the amount, averred police sources.
In this connection, a case has been registered with Devendra Nagar police station under Sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant Section of IT Act, said SSP and further informed that investigation in the case is underway on various angles.