Srinagar, December: A well known anchor and journalist of NDTV, Nidhi Razdan, was tricked into believing that US based Harvard University offered her a post of Assistant professor to teach Journalism in the Varsity.
Taking to twitter, Nidhi wrote that was the victim of a very serious phishing attack and that she learnt from the Harvard University that she did not receiver any offer to join their faculty as an Associate Professor of Journalism
While putting her statement on twitter covering the whole story, she wrote:
“I had been given to believe that I would be joining the University in September 2020. While I was making preparations to take up my new assignment, I was later told that due to the ongoing pandemic, my classes would commence in January 2021. Along with these delays, I began noticing a number of administrative anomalies in the process being described to me.”
“At first, I had dismissed these anomalies as being reflective of the new normal being dictated by the pandemic, but recently the representations being made to me were of an even more disquieting nature. As a result, I reached out to senior authorities at Harvard University for clarity. Upon their request, I shared some of the correspondence that I believed I had received from the University,” the statement read.
“After hearing from the university, I have now learnt that I have been the victim of sophisticated and coordinated phishing attack. I did not, in fact, receive an offer by Harvard University to join their faculty as an Associate Professor of Journalism. The perpetrators of this attack used clever forgeries and misrepresentations to obtain access to my personal data and communications and may have also gained access to my devices and my email/social media accounts.
Alarmed by the scale of this attacks, I have now filed the case with the police and provided them with all the documentary evidence. I have requested them to take immediate steps to identify, apprehend, and prosecute perpetrators of this abominable attack”.
“I hope that the police are able to get to the bottom of this attack on me at the earliest and help me bring this unsavoury incident to a swift end.”