We rarely hear the incidents of Bollywood stars’ phone hacking but it is frequent in the south.
The latest victim is VJ Ramya whose iPhone was hacked while in Dubai.
“Last week I was in Dubai for a professional commitment. I had taken a picture and had posted in my Instagram account along with the location, went back to my hotel room, put my iPhone on charge and slept. The next morning, I saw that my data was all wiped and gone,” she said.
“I did not realize it was hacked then. I thought perhaps it was an automatic update mode. It asked me for my one time pass code and such things. Since I had a change of sim and was using a local sim there, I thought I will come back home and rectify”.
Explaining further her harrowing experience, she said: “But I wanted to at least pick calls and so went to a local mobile shop and they opened the phone for me. It was fine then. I downloaded Whatsapp and was using the same. I was taking calls but did not know whose call I was taking till I spoke, as my contact list was wiped off. At least I was able to receive calls”.
In the evening she has seen someone was trying to access her icloud account from an unknown destination in the USA.
She could not log in and she saw a name Mohammed and a totally different ID when she realized her phone was hacked.
“It is scary as I have all the bank information, password everything in iPhone as we keep that as a diary. I had to immediately freeze all my bank accounts, it was a huge process and being away from Chennai made it all the more complicated and it was a nightmarish experience for me:”.
She has lodged a cyber crime complaint.
Hansika was another who fell victim phone hacking. – CINEWS