In a joint operation, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and the Delhi Police, on March 27 night arrested 4 people involved in the online hacking of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam. The police have recovered a laptop, 10 mobile phones, three cars, mobile dongles, important documents and Rs 51 lakh cash during the raid.
The four accused (who were working as examination solvers) were using remote access tool software like Team Viewer) a kind of online hacking mechanism, to help candidates cheat in the exams. Delhi Police revealed that the gang was charging around Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh from the candidates. The gang was also running more than 10 examination centres where the candidates would cheat using the Team Viewer software.
The four members arrested were identified as jay Kumar, Gaurav, Sonu Singh and Param. They all are the residents of Timarpur in North Delhi. Two other persons Harpal and Anni, who are also the members of the same gang are absconding.
Explaining the process the gang is using for helping candidates clear the exam, DSP (UP STF) Brijesh Singh said, “The accused persons would gain access to the computer systems of the candidates who paid the money. The solver would then answer all the questions using the software. When the Team Viewer software could not be used, they would take control of the computer by fixing the LAN connections with that of another computer in the exam centre and answer all the questions.”