Technology Other News 19 Mar 2016 CEO Binny Bansal ...

CEO Binny Bansal's account was spoofed, not hacked: Flipkart

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 19, 2016, 7:13 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2016, 8:19 pm IST
The company already reported the email-spoofing incident to the police, which was immediately detected after the mails were sent.
Flipkart in a statement said that CEO Binny Bansal's email was spoofed. (Representational iamge)
 Flipkart in a statement said that CEO Binny Bansal's email was spoofed. (Representational iamge)

Mumbai: After several reports of a possible hacking of Flipkart’s CEO Binny Bansal’s email account, the company in a statement said that the account was spoofed but not hacked.

According to several media reports, the e-tailer clarified on Saturday that yesterday’s incident was not a case of hacking. The statement also mentioned that Flipkart’s corporate email system regards security very highly.

 

A spoofed email is not the result of a hack but is harmful, as it does not originate from the real source but from a different user, forging the name and address with unethical motives.

On Friday, a leading newspaper reported that Bansal’s email accoint was hacked and two emails were sent in his name to the company’s CFO Sanjay Baweja at 11.33 am, requesting him to transfer a bulky amount of $80,000.

The company already reported the email-spoofing incident to the police, which was immediately detected after the mails were sent.  

 

Click on Deccan Chronicle Technology and Science for the latest news and reviews. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT