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Russian Hacker Arrested in India for Reportedly Helping Students Cheat in JEE-Main Exam

Russian Hacker Arrested in India for Reportedly Helping Students Cheat in JEE-Main Exam

Oct 04, 2022
India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday disclosed that it has detained a Russian national for allegedly hacking into a software platform used to conduct engineering entrance assessments in the country in 2021. "The said accused was detained by the Bureau of Immigration at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi while arriving in India from Almaty, Kazakhstan," the primary investigating agency  said  in a press release. The name of the individual was not disclosed by law enforcement authorities, but Indian news reports identified the person as  Mikhail Shargin . The CBI further said that Shargin's role was uncovered as part of its investigation into alleged irregularities committed in the Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE-Main ) conducted last year. JEE is a standardized test used for admissions to engineering colleges in India. The September 2021 incident, per the agency, involved breaking into iLeon software, the platform on which the exam was
CBI arrests Indian mastermind behind Hire-a-Hacker service on FBI tip-off

CBI arrests Indian mastermind behind Hire-a-Hacker service on FBI tip-off

Jan 25, 2014
For the first time in history, Indian Law Enforcement Agency 'Central Bureau of Investigation' (CBI) has arrested a Cyber criminal after getting a tip-off from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 33-Year-old Amit Vikram Tiwari , son of an Indian Army colonel and an engineering dropout, who allegedly ran two websites offering services for hacking into email accounts was arrested on Friday from Pune city. According to the details submitted by FBI, he had compromised more than 1,000 Accounts around the world and offering illegal services for cracking email account login for $250 - $500 via two websites www.hirehacker.net and www.anonymiti.com hosted on U.S. Based servers. Amit received most of the payments from his Clients via Western Union Money Transfer or PayPal. During the investigation, police found several fictitious names of clients and bank account numbers in his computer. Initial investigation clarifies that he has clients in China, Romania, an
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