E-mail id of JU V-C 'hacked'
Kolkata: The e-mail id of Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das has been hacked. The V-C, who is a resident of FE Block in Salt Lake, has lodged a complaint with Bidhannagar Cyber Crime Police station on Wednesday.
A senior police officer of Bidhannagar Cyber Crime police station has informed that according to Das's complaint, someone has created a profile on Hotmail with the same name as him, while his actual account is on Yahoo. The hacker has been sending frivolous e-mails, seeking personal and professional help on Das's part, from some persons who are in the mail list of the V-C.
When contacted, Das said, "I have a number of respected and renowned persons in my e-mail contact list. I had received calls from some of them on Tuesday night, who enquired whether I am sick and then asked whether I have sought any sort of financial help from them. I informed them immediately that I have sent no such mail and told them not to respond to such requests of financial help. I was relieved that no one had transferred any money and had called me first," Das maintained.
He expressed his apprehension that the hacker might have access to some very confidential e-mails that he has to deal with, being the head of a university. "The police have been very cooperative. They have taken all necessary steps in this regard and I am hopeful that they will soon nab the offender," he said.