Karnataka MLA falls prey to cyber crime
With an average, at least 3 cases of cyber crime are reported in Bengaluru every day. The latest to be included in the list is Channapatna MLA C. P. Yogeshwar.
The perpetrator allegedly hacked into his bank accounts and, on March 17 and 18, transferred Rs. 1.9 lakh to other accounts. The cash was taken from ATMs in Mumbai and Pune almost immediately.
According to the law enforcement, Mr. Yogeshwar claimed to obtain received a mail from SBI, in which this individual holds an account, telling him about the drawback. He blocked the cards and lodged a problem at Banashankari Police station on March 19. A case was registered.
A senior police officer said, “We have sought details from the SBI about the transactions. We have also sought help from the cyber crime cellular to track the causes. ”
Cyber crime is fast becoming a nuisance, say police sources. A sign is the closure of 680 fake bank accounts since January 2017. The medical data were being utilized by criminals to deposit money taken from legitimate accounts. The previous year, 3,000 such accounts were closed.
“Cybercrime is on the rise as more people are adopting cashless deals. It is time peace officer trained in cyber criminal offense detection are posted in every police station in the State, ” said a senior police officer.