The cyber crime police have arrested four Indian members of a gang for duping a businessman to the tune of Rs 4.20 lakh through phishing fraud. Investigation revealed that the gang, consisting of Nigerian nationals as well, obtained bank password details of victims by hacking their Gmail accounts and then withdrew the money.The arrested quartet was identified as Himanshu Nagdev (36), Sandip Lekhwani alias Sonu (31), Rajesh Kanojiya alias Sandeep Kapadia alias Rupesh Gupta (36) and Chandrakant Kambale alias Jayesh (25).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>According to the police, on April 19, the complainant received two emails from Google for password and security change. The next day, his SIM card stopped working. The victim bought a new SIM card from a mobile gallery. “Since he was not getting any mails on his Gmail ID, he used the recovery mail option and realised that he had received an email from his bank, stating that he had made money transfers. Rs4.20 lakh had been transferred from his account to banks in Bhopal and Vasai in two installments,” said additional commissioner of police (crime) KMM Prasanna.On the basis of technical intelligence, the police first nabbed Nagdev, a watchman in Khar. Nagdev admitted to be a part of the gang and said his cousin Lekhwani, who operated from Chandigarh, was running the racket along with Gupta and Kambale.Explaining the gang’s modus operandi, an officer said, “Kambale is the ring leader. He remains in touch with their Nigerian counterparts. After studying accounts of potential victims on Internet, the gang hacks into their Gmail accounts. The password and other online details are then given to Kanojiya, whose job is to seek account holders through Lekhwani and Nagdev. Armed with all the details, they simply withdraw or transfer the money.”The police are now on a lookout for three other members of the racket, identified as Mohan Iyyer, Amit and Arun.

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Mumbai: Four of cyber crime gang members held