Mumbai: A cyber security officer with Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) complained to Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police about official email accounts of 11 staffers being hacked and emails being sent from them to unknown entities. Police registered an FIR on Friday under provisions of IPC and Information Technology Act.
The cyber security officer said a colleague from SEBI approached him on May 24 and told him someone had unauthorisedly accessed his official account. He said the hacker sent out emails to Gourav Kapoor, with whom he was not acquainted, besides others on May 23.
The officer went to SEBI’s disaster recovery site, where he found 11 official email accounts of SEBI staff had been hacked on May 23.
Thirty-four emails had been sent from these accounts.
“It was a small incident. No sensitive data was lost. Mitigation measures were immediately taken, including informing CERT-IN as per SOP and strengthening required security configuration of the system, etc. Root cause was diagnosed and fixed,” said a SEBI spokesperson.