CBI ARRESTS A PUNE BASED PRIVATE PERSON, AN ALLEGED OPERATOR OF HACKING WEBSITES, AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT PUNE, MUMBAI & GHAZIABAD

Press Release
New Delhi , 24.01.2014

            The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested a Pune based private person, an alleged operator of hacking websites.

 

            CBI has registered two Regular Cases against Pune based private person & unknown others U/s 120-B r/w 379 IPC and Section 66 of IT Act r/w Section 43(a), 43(g), 43(j) & 66C of IT Act. It has been alleged that a number of internet websites advertised that the website operators could get access to e-mail account in exchange for a fee varying from $250 to $500. The Customers desirous to get unauthorized access, submitted e-mail accounts to these websites. Upon receipt of the order, as well as the e-mail addresses, the website operators gained access to such e-mail accounts and sent a proof of such access to the Customers. On receipt of payment from Customers these website operators shared the password with the Customers.

 

            Based on the information, CBI succeeded in tracking down the prime suspect and his associates for operating websites www.hirehacker.net and www.anonymiti.com from Pune(Maharashtra). Operators of the these websites are allegedly responsible for obtaining unauthorized access to over 900 email accounts between February of 2011 and February of 2013. Out of these about 171 email accounts pertain to victims located in India.

 

            Searches have been conducted at Pune; Ghaziabad & Mumbai at the premises of accused & his suspected associates.

 

            The present operation is the outcome of international investigation coordinated and conducted by the the Central Bureau of Investigation(India), Federal Bureau of Investigation(US), Combating Organized Crime (DCCO) of Romania, and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) in the People's Republic of China.

 

            The accused is being produced in the Court at Pune for taking the transit remand.

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