CA Student Hacks into Celebrity Tax Accounts

The Mumbai Police, probing the alleged hacking by a CA student into industrialist Anil Ambani’s e-filing of income-tax returns account, have stumbled upon another CA student who not only accessed the top industrialist’s account, but also of popular cricketers and film stars including Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

According to the police, during the probe of the case of a Hyderabad-based CA student hacking into the IT account of Anil Ambani, it has emerged that the business tycoon’s account was also fraudulently accessed from Noida. “We questioned the girl if she had also accessed the account from Noida for which she replied in the negative. She also denied she knew anybody from Noida,” Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector at Cyber Cell of the crime branch, said on Thursday.

The probe led the police to an accountancy firm in Noida, where CA student Sanchit Katiyal was found to have hacked into Anil Ambani’s account, he said.

Sanchit, who was booked by the Cyber Crime Cell on September 16, first accessed the accounts of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and, Dhoni’s, and then broke into Anil Ambani’s account.

Business Line, 27-09-2013, New Delhi

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