Hackers Divert London-Delhi Money Transfer To ‘ISIS Account’ In 'Islamist' Turkey. (TOI).
NEW DELHI: Suspected Islamic State hackers may have routed a Delhi-based firm's payments from a London client to the jihadist group's bank accounts in Turkey.
Delhi Police say the fraud amounting to Rs 5 crore-6 crore is the biggest in the capital this year and was possibly carried out by hacking the email account of an employee.
While police started off investigating the IS angle because the money was diverted to Turkey, their suspicion was strengthened on learning that the London client provides humanitarian aid to war-hit people in Syria and refugees in countries like Turkey.
Delhi Police commissioner B S Bassi was made aware of the fraud on Saturday and is learned to have formed a special team to crack the case. Sources said the special cell has been put on the job.
"The probe is at an initial stage. It is early to rule out the role of IS in this massive cyber heist as we are indeed probing some Turkey-based hackers who may have terror or IS links," a top officer of Delhi Police told TOI requesting anonymity.
An FIR was being registered at an undisclosed police station at the time of filing this report on Saturday evening. Read the full story here.