This Article is From Jun 14, 2013

Bank accounts of several Mumbai policemen hacked

Mumbai: A total of 29 Axis Bank accounts, including those of Mumbai police officials, have been hacked. Around 12-14 of these were held by policemen.

Some of the policemen in the city had received text messages on their phones that cash has been withdrawn from their accounts with the Axis account in euro currency, they said.

A total of Rs 13 lakh, in Euros, were withdrawn through ATMs in Greece from the 29 accounts, police said today.

The accounts were hacked during April and May, police said, adding that the Axis Bank had contacted Mumbai police and informed that they had set up a committee to probe the matter.

Police claimed that the debit cards have been cloned and the withdrawal done in Greece, adding that an FIR will be lodged soon in this connection.

Axis Bank has been asked to investigate the matter and submit a report soonest.

"We have reversed the impact in all such customers' accounts with immediate effect, to ensure they are not inconvenienced. We are undertaking a full investigation into the incident and are working closely with law enforcement officials in this regard," Axis Bank said in a statement released on Friday.