A cybercrime team in Haryana has arrested an accused from Hisar who was copying HDFC Bank customer data and misusing it to increase fake followers on Facebook for digital marketing. The accused is also alleged to have made the bank data available to criminals.
Haryana Cyber Crime SP Amit Dahiya said that an accused has been arrested for stealing HDFC Bank customer data and giving it to other companies and cybercriminals. Two mobile phones have also been recovered from the accused, in which important data related to HDFC Bank has been found by the cybercrime team.
The arrested accused used to message all HDFC customers through SMS using an SMS header of HDFC Bank to update their PAN card and suspend their account. In this message, a link to a company called Dream Enterprises was also sent. Whenever a person clicked on the link, the entire data of the phone (phone number and important data) would go to the criminals.
The criminals would then give this data to different companies and other criminals. In this case, the cybercrime team has arrested an accused from Hisar. Important data of HDFC customers has also been found in both of the mobiles recovered from the accused.
The accused also used to increase fake followers on Facebook for digital marketing.
The cybercrime team has appealed to the public not to click on any unknown links and not to respond to any SMS that appears to be from a bank or other financial institution. They have said that through these links, all the details of the people go to the criminals and they misuse it.