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CBI busts gang for hacking BITS Pilani’s online entrance test; 6 arrested

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May 27, 2019, 11:35 am


Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested six people for hacking into the computer network being used for conducting the BITS Pilani entrance test exam (BITSAT Online Test) and helping candidates to cheat. The accused men were accessing the computers remotely and solving the paper on behalf of the candidates who paid the gang. The CBI has seized documents related to cash payments of Rs 30 lakh.

Those arrested include Bhaskar Choudhary – the managing director of Pathway Education Service – an education consultancy agency, Ketan Bator  of Disha Education, cyber crime specialists Seth Mohammed Usama and Virag Harendra Shah, Nishikant (the owner of the examination centre in Ahmadabad) and the centre’s manager Darpan Pathak.

It is alleged that Choudhary connived with other accused to help candidates cheat in the exam.

Each candidate was asked to pay Rs 10 lakh. The candidate’s family members were told that he would not have to solve any questions in the paper. The gang members would solve the questions on his behalf by accessing his computer remotely through apps.

First published: May 27, 2019