Hoax bomb threat in Bhopal, Bengaluru schools: TN school boy lands in trouble

Chennai, May 20 (IANS): A 17-year-old student from Salem, who aspires to open his own software company, has landed in trouble after a computer programme he developed and sold to a foreigner was recently used to send hoax bomb threat mails to schools in Bengaluru and Bhopal.

The boy had developed a Bot software programme (software programme that performs automated, repetitive and pre-defined tasks) for an overseas client. The programme was used for sending multiple emails. He sold the programme to a foreign client through telegram App and collected $200 dollars through Bitcoin as the price for the programme.

However, the boy landed in trouble when Bengaluru and Bhopal police tracked him after finding out that hoax bomb threats through emails were sent to top schools in Bengaluru in April and in Bhopal in May.

Amit Kumar, DCP (Crime Branch), Bhopal Police, told IANS that while the bomb threats turned out to be hoax, it took long hours for the bomb squad to find out that they were hoax emails.

He also said that the police traced the mails to the IP address of the 17-year-old boy and found out that he was a resident of Salem in Tamil Nadu, who is the son of a librarian. The Bengaluru police also found out that the IP address of the Salem boy was the genesis of the threat mails.

Bhopal and Bengaluru police will be serving notice to the boy to cooperate with them in the probe to locate the foreigner who had sent the hoax bomb threat mails to schools in their respective states.

An official of the Tamil Nadu cyber security wing told IANS that the department is planning an awareness campaign among students about the perils of communicating with unknown persons over the internet.



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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 20 2022

    He must have thought is clever one ,noone will findout.But as in life one hillock is higher than the other.He is still a junior age.He should surrender now than fight.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 20 2022

    May God give good sense to all. The boy is still unaware of dangers in the jungle and traitors within and outside the country... Very young age. In India and in some political parties 50 odd is considered young.So by that yardstick 17 is v v v v young.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, May 20 2022

    Very true..

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, May 20 2022

    The boy didn't send any emails. I am sure he will not be troubled much.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, May 20 2022

    everything is hoax and fake after 2014....fake reports....fake promises....jai ho..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, May 20 2022

    Another Feku ...

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Fri, May 20 2022

    Make in India.. And selling for 200$ . What to do our educated people not getting support from our government and have to go abroad for work or settling down. And our TV media praising whenever an indian origin but settled abroad people who become governer or any high posts in that country.

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