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.