FIR against unknown person who hacked into Zoom online class of Nirma varsity

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |

Published: April 26, 2020 10:34:13 pm

“The students, especially girls, have been traumatised with this incident,” mentioned a former scholar of Law Department of the Nirma University, not prepared to be named. (Representational Photo)
Almost every week after the National Commission for Women (NCW) raised the problem of hacking of an online class on Zoom software and a subsequent act of obscenity dedicated against the scholars of Nirma University, the Cyber Crime Cell of Ahmedabad registered an offence against an unknown person on Saturday night time.

According to the FIR filed on the Cyber Crime police station, the incident occurred on April 6, when an unknown person hacked the ‘Zoom’ group id of the online class of Nirma University and began posting obscene movies and images of himself. The accused allegedly masturbated and posted obscene footage throughout the online class attended by legislation division college students and college, between 5 pm and 5.30 pm. When the scholars and the trainer questioned the accused, he recognized himself as “Faizaan Bakshi” whereas hurling expletives, as per the video seen by The Indian Express.

According to police, prima facie, they’re treating the identify “Faizaan Bakshi” as a pretend one, at the same time as an investigation has been launched by the Cyber Crime Cell. However, within the FIR, the accused has been named as an “unknown person going by the name Faizaan Bakshi” and he has been charged beneath Indian Penal Code part 294 B for obscenity and beneath sections of The Information Technology Amendment Act 2008.

The NCW wrote to The Gujarat Director General of Police Shivanand Jha and launched an announcement on April 20 saying, “The NCW has received message from a student of Nirma University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat stating that during an online class on Zoom online service, an unknown man hacked the group call and started masturbating. The commission takes cognisance of this incident and is disturbed by the cyber crime committed by the miscreants, and is concerned about the online safety practices and especially the security of women on internet. The commission has written to Shivanand Jha, DGP Gujarat, to probe into the matter immediately and strict legal action must be taken against the culprit.”

After the letter was acquired by the DGP, a crew of Cyber Crime Cell of Ahmedabad Police visited the campus of Nirma University on April 21 and on Saturday, the manager registrar of Nirma University, G Ramchandran Nair, submitted a written grievance within the matter. According to the data offered by Nair within the FIR, a complete of 120 college students of the college had been conscious of the Zoom group id, used for connecting to the group name, which was subsequently hacked by the accused.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Nair mentioned, “As already advised to the police, there isn’t any scholar by the identify of Faizaan Bakshi within the legislation division. Since the incident, we’ve stopped utilizing Zoom app for online courses and now we’ve google providers.”

Speaking to The Indian Express, Rajdipsinh Zala, deputy commissioner of police, Cyber Crime Cell, mentioned, “We are yet to ascertain the identity of the accused or to confirm the name Faizaan Bakshi. It is possible to hack into a Zoom group call without knowing the group ID. There is already an advisory from the Union government against using the Zoom app.”

“The students, especially girls, have been traumatised with this incident,” mentioned a former scholar of Law Department of the Nirma University, not prepared to be named.

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