Ex-NDTV anchor and a senior journalist Nidhi Razdan on January 15 has claimed that she has been fallen prey to a very serious phishing attack. Anchor claimed that the job offer that she received from Harvard University was fake. Notably, Nidhi quitted from NDTV after 21 years of stint to get this allegedly fake job offer from the American University.
Nidhi says, that she noticed some ‘administrative anomalies’ with the process. And ignored it initially cause of coronavirus pandemic. But as they got more ‘disquieting in nature’ she decided to take it up with the higher authorities at the University.
I have been the victim of a very serious phishing attack. I’m putting this statement out to set the record straight about what I’ve been through. I will not be addressing this issue any further on social media. pic.twitter.com/bttnnlLjuh
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) January 15, 2021
“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,” Ms. Razdan said.
“After hearing from the University, I have now learnt that I have been the victim of a 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.”
Nidhi Razdan has currently filed the complaint with the police and is now waiting for the speedy procedure.
Ms. Razdan said she had also written to the Harvard University authorities. “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,” she wrote.
Joshua Benton quoted that tweet and said Harvard has no school of journalism, no department of journalism, and no professors.
Wow — this is awful.
For the record, @Harvard has no school of journalism, no department of journalism, and no professors of journalism.
(It does have @niemanfdn! But we have no faculty and no classes. And it does have @ShorensteinCtr, but no journalism-specific faculty.) https://t.co/AiMYkcrB6Q— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) January 15, 2021