Hacker Sends Threat Mail, Demands Cryptocurrency From Finance Firm | Pune News

PUNE: Airport police are investigating a threat and extortion case against an email sender for issuing threats by mail to senior officials of a Pune-based private finance company, claiming that they will delete the company’s data by hacking into its database. data.
The sender of the email demanded the extortion of coins of 11.63 million rupees from a cryptocurrency and threatened to delete the data if it was not paid.
According to the Police, the company officials had received the email on November 28, 2021 and the signature immediately protected their data. One of the company’s managers (32 years old) approached airport police on Friday and filed a complaint against the sender of the unidentified threat email.
On Saturday night, TOI contacted a senior company official, but told him: “I am not authorized to speak to the media.”
Senior Police Inspector Bharat Jadhav of the airport police said: “The top heads of the finance company on November 28, 2021 received the email from the same sender. We suspect that a hacker may have sent the email. ”
Jadhav said: “We are investigating how the emails of all senior company officials were compromised.”
“It is a case of threat and attempted extortion. Company officials did not transfer cryptocurrency to the suspect, ”he said, declining to release the details of the email to TOI.
“We received the complaint on Friday and we have decided to verify from where (the server) the email was sent to the company officials. However, it is suspected that the email was sent after being routed from various servers, ”said a senior police officer. According to the police, it is one of the rarest cases in which the hacker has demanded extortion in cryptocurrencies.


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