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15 Sep 2018

Fraudsters hack Indian Air Force online exam in Rohtak, arrested

2 arrested for hacking into IAF online exam

Two people were arrested for allegedly hacking into the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s online exam that was conducted to recruit non-commissioned officers in Rohtak, police said.

The accused managed to get remote access to computers used in the examination by setting up a parallel system at a private hospital adjacent to the exam center, said Jagbir Singh, SHO, Rohtak city police station.

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2 arrested for hacking into IAF online exam

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Fraudsters were answering the questions with the help of experts

The fraudsters were answering the questions with the help of experts while the candidates were sitting idle, the SHO said.

A fiber cable was laid from the exam center on the Hisar-Rohtak road to the first floor of an adjacent private hospital, he added.

In the hospital, five men were found sitting with their laptops and sending exam questions to the experts.

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Five computers were hacked during the exam: Police

Five computers were hacked, the SHO said, adding that the exam was to be held from September 13 to 16.

The exam was being conducted by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, which had outsourced it to another agency.

Two people, including the invigilator of the outsourced agency, were arrested, he said, adding that they were identified as Jatinder Siwach and Sahil.

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Accused charged up to Rs. 6 lakh from aspirants

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Accused charged up to Rs. 6 lakh from aspirants

The accused persons used to charge Rs. 3.50-Rs. 6 lakh from the aspirants.

Police said a few other people were also involved in the incident.

"Those who are absconding are JS Dahiya, a retired principal of ITI Jhajjar, his partner Sanjay Ahlawat, who runs a competitive exams coaching center, Hardik, Sombir, and Aditya, who runs a computer company in Gurgaon," Singh said.

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