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Two Shimla vasity students hack into BSML website

shimla_hackersMaking people aware about cyber crimes cost dear to Shimla police which organised an awareness seminar in October last year. Interestingly , two of the participants not only learned hacking from the seminar but also applied the methods in hacking BSNL’s prepaid mobile website and successfully recharged over 500 mobile phones worth Rs eight lacs.

The cyber crime came to light when Jaipur police raided a city cyber cafe and arrested two students of APG University on Tuesday. The accused Hardik Sood and Kulshrestha Varma , both 19-years-old, are are second year B Tech students of APG University Shimla.

“Jaipur police has arrested two local youths in connection with hacking of BSNL website.Jaipur police is investigating the matter,” Abhishek Dullar , SP Shimla said.

According to the police, both had attended the police seminar which revealed how the hackers get access into the website and steal the passwords .Both also updated themselves by browsing another website which tells how to hack into the systems. Three months ago both successfully hacked into Data Infosys e-processing system which provides prepaid mobile recharge services to BSNL.

An audit done by BSNL in November 2013 revealed that rechrages worh Rs eight lac were done fraudalently by unknown persons. Data Infosys,which runs runs an e-commerce service for BSNL on December 3,2013 had lodged an FIR in this regard in Jaipur.

“Investigations revealed that the hacking was done from a cyber cafe.A team seized the cyber cafe records in Shimla and arrested Hardik Sood and Kulshrestha Varma.They have been brought to Jaipur on a transit remand. The probe is on,” DSP, Cyber Crime, Rajendra Sharma said.

The police said it took 75 cays to crack the cyber crime. The police first called on some numbers which were recharged by the accused hackers. The users revealed who provided the recharge service.

Investigations revealed that both the hackers offered recharge service to their friends and others at discounted rates.A recharge of 1000 rupees was done just in 300 rupees.

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