A person logged into the  Central government managed online passport verification system and he has finished three passport application ‘s   verification process.  He used a police officer’s login credentials  posted at the passport branch of Mumbai Police’s Special Branch (2).  The decision of issuing a passport is made by Mumbai Regional Passport Office (RPO) based on  this verification.  On October 7 a FIR was registered based on a complaint from a police inspector posted at SB (2). Local police will conduct a police investigation  and a police verification report (PVR) is submitted to SB (2). Then the application remarks are reviewed  and decides if to be denied. For all the officials posted on the  passport branch ,who carryout the verification work, a login id has been created  .  To keep these login id’s protected the officer’s setup a password. On September 24  office was shut due to a government holiday  and it’s then an unknown person hacked into the system. He somehow got the login id and password of one of the officer’s and logged into the system. Three   applications of different jurisdictions have been completed by the hacker .   A FIR has been registered against the unknown accused.


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