Delhi Acting Chief Justice admits his email was hacked

Graham Cluley

The Acting Chief Justice at Delhi’s High Court is reported to have told a conference on cybercrime that he had his own email account broken into by hackers last year.

But, says Justice Madan B Lokur, the fact that spammers sent out emails suggesting he had started a business selling spare parts for cars was of small concern compared to other fears he has regarding computer security.

Justice Lokur seminar told the “Enforcement Of Cyber laws” seminar, organised by The National Project Committee (NPC) and The Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CAT), that internet crime had spread extensively and that he was concerned that the Delhi High Court’s own systems – which record judgements and court proceedings – could become the target of hackers.

Earlier this year, the Times of India…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.