You PAN number can be (mis)used to log in to your income-tax account. That’s what Kareena Kapoor realised recently.
A die-hard 26-year old fan of Kareena Kapoor hacked into her I-tax account hoping to get her telephone number, is finally arrested by Mumbai’s cyber cell.
Kareena Kapoor is not only one of the leading actresses in Bollywood, she also has a hefty bank-balance (being one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood).
So when her CA (Chartered Accountant) found out that Kareena’s I-tax account has been hacked, he wasted no time to get in touch with Mumbai Police Cyber Cell department.
The Mumbai Police’s Cyber Cell immediately spring into action and managed to nab the culprit, who happens to be from the Paramilitary forces (these guys understand technology and networking well).
But why did the die-hard fan hack into Kareena’s income tax account?
The accused desperately wanted to talk to Kareena Kapoor, and while he could not get Kareena’s phone number, he did manage to get her PAN card details while searching online for her mobile number.
Using the PAN card number, he hacked into Kareena Kapoor’s income tax account hoping to find her contact number.
When Kareena Kapoor’s CA realised that he was not able to access the account, he approached the BKC Cyber police station.
This only highlights the importance of making sure your PAN card is used for the right purposes (make sure you sign the zerox copy of your PAN, and mention the purpose on it).