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Security Engineer Manager & CEO at Quantum Infinite Solutions Group Ltd.

Russian Hacker Arrested in India for Reportedly Helping Students Cheat in JEE-Main Exam

October 4, 2022

India’s Central Bureau of Examination (CBI) on Monday revealed that it has actually restrained a Russian nationwide for apparently hacking right into a software application system utilized to perform design entry evaluations in the nation in 2021.

” The claimed implicated was restrained by the Bureau of Migration at Indira Gandhi International Flight Terminal, Delhi while showing up in India from Almaty, Kazakhstan,” the main checking out firm said in a news release.

The name of the person was not revealed by the firm, yet Indian report determined the individual as Mikhail Shargin.


The CBI even more claimed that Shargin’s function was discovered as component of its examination right into supposed abnormalities devoted in the Joint Entryway Assessment (JEE-Main) performed in 2014. JEE is a standard examination utilized for admissions to design universities in India.

The September 2021 occurrence, per the firm, entailed burglarizing iLeon software application, the system on which the test was held, with the objective of providing remote accessibility to a details collection of accomplices, that after that resolved the inquiries on the pupils’ part.

Shargin’s affiliates have actually been implicated of “controling the on the internet evaluation of JEE (Keys) and also promoting ambitious pupils to obtain admission in leading NITs in factor to consider of big quantity by addressing the inquiry paper of the candidate with remote gain access to from a picked evaluation facility in Sonepat (Haryana),” the CBI kept in mind.


The disloyalty plan likewise integrated an economic aspect because the drivers billed around 12-15 lakh Rupees ($ 14,700-$ 18,400) from each prospect once the applicants safeguarded their admissions.

The CBI mentioned it conducted searches at 19 areas in 2014 throughout the cities of Delhi, Pune, Jamshedpur, Indore, and also Bangalore, causing the seizure of 25 laptop computers, 7 Computers, in addition to various other incriminating proof.

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