Fearing that some vital data related to national security could be compromised after the hacking of his personal email ID, a serving Brigadier of the Indian Army, currently posted at the Army Headquarters in Sena Bhawan, has filed an FIR with the cyber unit of the Delhi Police crime branch.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Singh Yadav said an FIR has been registered under Section 66 of the IT Act after receiving a complaint from Brigadier Sanjay Puri.
The complainant told police that on August 9, he came to know that his Gmail account had been hacked while he was attending a course in California. “He immediately informed police. After returning home, he tried to log in again, but failed. He then approached his nephew in Washington and niece in California, who helped him recover his email account after seeking help from Google,” said an officer.
Puri said he realised something was amiss when he noticed that all mails from his inbox and sent folder had been forwarded to an unknown address.
Earlier this year, the Army headquarters had issued a warning about a fraudulent email doing the rounds, seeking personal details of NIC email accounts of officers.