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Cybercriminals Hack Cooperative Bank Server To Steal Over Rs 1.51 Crore, Do You Have Account In This Bank?

MUMBAI: Cyber criminals allegedly made an illegal transaction of over Rs 1.51 crore after getting into the server of a cooperative bank – Dombivli Nagari Sahakari (DNS) Bank in Dombivli, Thane district, Maharashtra.

According to the police, on March 12, unidentified hackers attacked the bank’s system and tampered with the data, syphoning off Rs 1,51,96,854.

Niranjan Railkar, the bank’s IT department chief, filed a police report after the fraud was discovered in branches during an internal inspection on March 12.

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According to police sources, someone broke into some bank accounts between 11.45 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. and transferred money into various accounts. According to police, when the event was made public, the bank’s servers temporarily halted online banking activities.

At Manpada police station in the Kalyan division, a complaint was registered against unnamed suspects under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing handover of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 65 of the Information Technology Act.

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“We’re working on the case. Our team is scanning technical details and other digital logs to identify the criminals,” said a senior police official.

DNS Bank is headquartered in Dombivli and has 68 branches distributed across 15 districts in Maharashtra.

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