For the first time in history, Indian Law Enforcement Agency ‘Central Bureau of Investigation’ (CBI) has arrested a Cyber criminal behind Hire a Hacker service after getting a tip-off from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
33-Year-old Amit Vikram Tiwari, son of an Indian Army colonel and an engineering dropout, who allegedly ran two websites offering services for hacking into email accounts was arrested on Friday from Pune city.
According to the details submitted by FBI, he had compromised more than 1,000 Accounts around the world and offering illegal services for cracking email account login for $250 – $500 via two websites www.hirehacker.net and www.anonymiti.com hosted on U.S. Based servers.
Amit received most of the payments from his Clients via Western Union Money Transfer or PayPal. During the investigation, police found several fictitious names of clients and bank account numbers in his computer. Initial investigation clarifies that he has clients in China, Romania, and U.S.
But not the first time! At the age of 21; in 2003, Amit was arrested by the Mumbai police for hacking a credit card processing company where he defrauded of Rs. 900,000.
Originally posted at The Hacker News