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Flipkart CEO’s email hacked, $80k sought

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The official email account of ’s CEO, , has been hacked. The e-commerce major has lodged a police complaint against it which highlights that two mails have been sent from his email id to the CFO of the company asking for transfer of $80,000.

Flipkart CEO's email hacked, k sought
Cyber crime police describe it as a case of email spoofing

Cyber crime police describe it as a case of email spoofing, wherein messages are sent from forged addresses. Investigators have found the emails were shot off from Hong Kong and Canada using a server in Russia.

The emails, carrying the same message, were sent to , CFO of Flipkart, at 11.33am on March 1.Surprised by the nature of the emails, Baweja crosschecked with Bansal, only to find out they were a fraud.

It seems that the hackers might have used an advanced virus to hack into the email account.

WHAT THE EMAIL SAID:

Good afternoon Sanjay. How are you doing? Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday? Are you in office? I need you to transfer the sum of $ 80.000.00 as soon as possible (Urgent). Kindly reply this mail to know if you are in the office so I can provide you the bank details of the beneficiary for urgent wire transfer.

Regards

Binny Bansal-Co founder and chief executive officer, Flipkart online services pvt ltd, Bengaluru Karnataka-India