Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Crime Branch, CID, Mumbai has registered a case u/s 66 of IT Act, sec 419, 420, 465, 468, 471 of I.P.C. r/w Sections 51, 63 and 65 of Copyright Act, 1957 which attract the punishment of 3 years imprisonment and fine up to 2 lac rupees . It is a case of Phishing. One accused has been arrested in this case who is from a respectable family having professional qualification.
The Investigation was carried out with help of emails received by the customers of the financial Institution and accused was arrested. The profile of the accused is as given below:-
Qualification : – B Sc. (Computer Application) and studying MBA, Having very good knowledge of Programming and Network Security.
He was teaching Programming and Network security at local classes and having good job of Net work security in a reputed company.
Family Back Ground: – One of his brother is in USA as Programmer with a reputed company. Father is retired person and mother is housewife.
Reason for committing Crime :- He wanted to show his ability in cyber space and thus acted with a false sense of bravado thinking that he will not be caught as he was using USA anonymous server .
The arrested accused was in police and Jail custody for more than 3 months and then was released on bail. The Court has ordered that he should attend Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Crime Branch, CID, Mumbai every Monday. After the trial and on conviction the punishment is 3 years imprisonment and fine up to 2 lack rupees.
Moral = 1) Law is same for all i.e. educated professionals or illiterates.
2) Please do not test the comptense of law enforcement agencies.