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OCAC CEO Manoj Pattnaik’s WhatsApp number hacked, fraudsters looted Rs 7 lakh

11/11/2021 at 11:22 AM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: The WhatsApp number of Manoj Kumar Pattnaik, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC), has been hacked by some cyber criminals.

After hacking Patnaik’s WhatsApp number, the accused impersonated him and demanded money from his relatives. Assuming the message as genuine, five persons together have transferred Rs 7 lakh to the account.

Patnaik has lodged a complaint at Saheed Nagar police station in this regard.

The complaint has been registered and further investigation in this matter is underway, said a police official.

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