Hackers make clones of mail from boss to cheat 5-star hotel, Arrested

Nov 11, 2016 | 1:05 pm

Published by | Chandan Singh


Eight men, including four Nigerian nationals, were kept for cheating a five-star hotel establishment out of Rs 42 lakh after sending a ‘spoofed’ email to the accounts supervisor of Hotel Crowne Lonja in Greater Noida.

In cybercrime terminology, ’email spoofing’ is the creation of electronic mails with a forged sender address to mislead the recipient about the origin of the message.

The miscreants published an email that was purportedly written by the ‘chairman’ of the hotel, offer to the manager to deposit ₹ 42 Lakh in eight different bank accounts. The case was registered at Surajpur Police station, depending on the problem by a senior standard of Crowne Plaza and the accused were sent to judicial guardianship. The authorities said the charged foreign nationals had come to India on visitor visas, which had ended some time back.

The cyber criminals wrote an email on this year of September twenty-eight from an identity card deviously determined as those of the chairman of the hotel directing the deposit the money in eight fictitious bank accounts mentioned in the email. The manager moved the money accordingly but later came to know that the chairman experienced not sent any such email.

Dinesh Yadav, SP (city) Noida, said the circumstance was transferred to the Centre for Cyber Crime investigation, Noida. And they found email id of chairman which spoofed by that scammers and made a wrong email ID with little bit changes.

“And this email id looked like original and account manager not able to notice the difference between them” Said by a spokesperson for Crowne Plaza.

Source: Timesofindia.indiatimes.com