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Hacker arrested in Pune in joint operation by India, US, China, Romania on FBI input

New Delhi: India's premier investigative agency CBI with the help of U.S. domestic intelligence agency, FBI has been able to crackdown hackers in Mumbai, Pune and Ghaziabad. One hacker from Pune has been arrested for
India TV News Desk January 24, 2014 21:35 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: India's premier investigative agency CBI with the help of U.S. domestic intelligence agency, FBI has been able to crackdown hackers in Mumbai, Pune and Ghaziabad.

One hacker from Pune has been arrested for violation of IT Act.

Based on FBI's inputs, CBI carried out search operations in Mubai, Pune Ghaziabad and was able to arrest one person.

The sources refused to share further information on the victims of the hackers or the amount which could have been compromised by them, saying searches were still going on.

The raids were part of a joint operation by India, US, China and Romania based on FBI inputs.

The man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates.

CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency on the activities of Amit Vikram Tiwari, son of a senior army officer.

He was arrested for alleged violation of the Information Technology Act.

The sources said 30-year-old Tiwari was allegedly working for his clients through two web sites—www.hirehacker.net and www.anonymiti.com—with servers located in the US offering services of illegally accessing passwords of email accounts in exchange for a fee varying from USD 250-500. 

They said payments were allegedly routed through Western Union and Paypal.

They said during initial questioning, it has surfaced that Tiwari allegedly hacked into 900 email accounts between February 2011-2013, of which 171 were Indian victims.

The clients varied from individuals to corporates.