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hacker sends threat mail and requests cryptocurrency from finance company | Pune News

By on January 8, 2022 0


PUNE: Airport police are investigating a threat and extortion case against an email sender for sending threats by mail to senior officials of a private finance company headquartered in Pune, saying that ‘it will delete the company’s data by hacking its database.
The sender of the email requested the extortion of 11.63 crore in cryptocurrency and threatened to delete the data if it was not paid.
According to police, company officials received the mail on November 28, 2021, and the company immediately backed up its data. One of the company’s executives (32) approached airport police on Friday and filed a complaint against the sender of the unidentified threat email.
TOI contacted a senior company officer on Saturday evening, but he said: “I am not authorized to speak with the media.”
Senior Police Inspector Bharat Jadhav of the Airport Police said, “On November 28, 2021, the main bosses of the finance company received the email from the same sender. We suspect that a hacker could have sent the email.
Jadhav said, “We are investigating how the emails of all senior company officials have been compromised.”
“This is a case of threat and attempted extortion. Company officials did not transfer any cryptocurrency to the suspect, ”he said, declining to release details of the email to TOI.
“We received the complaint on Friday and decided to check where (the server) the email was sent to company officials from. It is suspected, however, that the email was sent after routing it from multiple servers, ”said a senior police officer. According to the police, this is one of the rarest cases in which the hacker has demanded a cryptocurrency extortion.