Criminals made away with Rs 43 lakh price worldwide flight tickets and lodge bookings after hacking right into a city-based journey company’s web site.
Kaushik Varaghur (41), an proprietor of Chariot World Excursions Restricted located on Sampige Highway in Malleswaram, got here to know of the hacking when an IT agency, which was into creating and sustaining his web site, alerted him about it.
Officers from the IT agency knowledgeable Varaghur that hackers, in two separate cases, booked worldwide flight tickets and inns throughout Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The tickets booked had been price Rs 9.77 lakh and the whole lodge bookings had been price Rs 35 lakh, Varaghur said in his grievance.
To substantiate if this was true, Varaghur even referred to as up the inns overseas solely to search out that the bookings had been certainly achieved and had been non-refundable. Primarily based on two complaints, the Malleswaram police registered two circumstances of dishonest and booked unknown accused underneath applicable sections of the IT Act.
Preliminary inquiries with the IT agency officers revealed the hacking may have been achieved from Indonesia. Additional investigations are underway.