The hackers of Indian MP will appear in court on November 2
Three foreign nationals have been arrested for hacking the email account of Member of Parliament, Hussain Dalwai, according to the Mumbai Police Cybercrime unit. The hackers were sending distress emails to Dalwai’s contacts, asking for money.
Dalwai has tweeted a warning to his contacts warning against responding to the mails for obvious reasons.
My email id :-email@example.com is hacked again today on 16/10/2018 4:00 pm and hacker was send email of demand money to my all email contacts. Pls do not give any reply or don't transfer money. Hacker creat a new fake account firstname.lastname@example.org
— Husain Dalwai (@MPHusainDalwai) October 16, 2018
The culprits were arrested in Delhi on Friday where intelligence showed they were staying and taken to Mumbai later, police say.
They had their day in court on Saturday which remanded them to police custody till November 2.
The culprits include Konate Mohamed, Ouattara Golhaud, and Okpeaifoh Michael, all in their early thirties. The police also found laptops, pen drive, mobile phones, and ATM cards of various banks during their search. They believe this is indicative the gang is very organized. Police have also recovered Rs 70,000 from the suspects.
Earlier this month, Dalwai, through his personal secretary Rajesh Panchal, had filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police on learning that emails seeking money were being sent to his contacts.
The police have registered a case of cheating and impersonation under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act against the accused.