Unhappy bank “customer” issues terrorist attack warning, reserved for cyberterrorism



MRA Marg police booked an unidentified person for cyberterrorism after he allegedly issued a terrorist attack warning to a nationalized bank via email. Police suspected it was the work of a bank customer who was allegedly unhappy with banking services. Police have yet to make any arrests in this case.

In the mail, the accused had issued a threat and warned the city to prepare for another attack by a terrorist group as the day approached, the email said.

In the same email, the stranger mentioned an account number and complained about the poor service provided to him by the bank and raised a complaint against his deputy bank manager for not uploading details of his pension account as mandatory by rule, the defendant said in the mail.

The mail was sent to the customer service email address last week, the department’s office is located at the Bandra Kurla complex who forwarded the mail to its head office in Fort for further action. After discussion, the bank officials decided to file a complaint with the police.

On the complaint of the deputy general manager of the bank, a first information report (FIR) was registered against an unknown defendant who was convicted under articles 506 (criminal intimidation) and 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as Section 66F (Cyberterrorism) of the Information Technology Act, officials said.

We are trying to trace the Internet Protocol (IP) address that was used to send the mail and will also call the account holder whose number was mentioned in the mail to find out if they had a role in it. Ci, said an officer from the MRA Marg Police Station.

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Posted on: Tuesday October 12, 2021, 8:48 PM IST


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