“If you think your e-filing account many have been compromised or accessed in an unauthorised manner, then you may be a victim of cybercrime,” the department said in an advisory.
“Please report the incident to the concerned police or cyber cell authorities as a first step,” it said.
The e-filing account of an individual or entity is accessed by logging on to the web portal of the department– https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
A senior official said the advisory has been issued in the wake of an increased vulnerability and attacks on online systems as the country and the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic and more online systems are being used due to a major scaling down of human interface.
The department also suggested that a person can also file an online criminal complaint/FIR by…