In: Arrested Russian Hacker “Helped 820 Cheat In JEE-Mains”: CBI To Court

Arvind Gunasekar reports:

Russian hacker Mikhail Shargin allegedly aided cheating by 820 students — much more than the initial estimates — by manipulating the online system in last year’s JEE-Mains, the entrance exam for admission to India’s top engineering colleges such as the IITs.

The CBI said this today in a Delhi court that gave it two-day custody of the 25-year-old.

The exam — taken by over 9 lakh students last September — is held only on control-restricted computers at designated centres. Mikhail Shargin hacked into the system so that students could grant “remote access” to his associates, who then solved the question papers on computers elsewhere, says the probe.

Read more at NDTV.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.