The accused are Arshad Dhunna (39), Salman Dhuna (28) and Hemal Shah (42), all residents of Mumbai, Kunal Goel (39), a resident of Delhi, and Mohit Sharma (35) and Raj Teotia (33), both residents. Colonel of Haryana.
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The GMAT exam is the most widely used test for MBA admissions, and according to reports, approximately 200,000 candidates worldwide take the exam each year. According to the official, the members of the syndicate were able to get 780 marks out of a maximum of 800 marks in the test mentioned by their clients.
Deputy Commissioner of Police KPS Malhotra said the IFSO had found information that several syndicates were involved in unauthorized access to various competitive exams and were charging large sums of money to get candidates’ desired scores in reputed online exams. This is because these syndicates are advertising or claiming to have access to online exams of GMAT, JEE, Cisco Associate, Professional, Specialty, IBM, Comptia exam, EC Council, CEH, CHFI and CCISO.
The information was created and the alleged hackers were contacted through a fraud and an agreement was reached with syndicate members to crack the GMAT test, police said, adding that as part of the deal, the test was booked in the name of a fraudulent police. Official.
On December 26, the day of the test, the accused test taker was asked to download “UltraViewer” software and gain remote access to his laptop. They connected the candidate’s laptop to the solver, who tried to perform the entire test and avoided detection and other security measures from the proctor.
The hacker gained access to the laptop and disguised the remote access file as a system file. Fraudulent candidates scored a total of 780 out of 800, which is 97 percent and could lead to admissions to top MBA colleges worldwide, police said.
The technical analysis of telecom and financial information led to the identification of the syndicate members, which were found to be located in Mumbai. Subsequently, the police raided Mumbai and on 1 January, two Dhunas and three persons named Shah were arrested from Mahim. These three were initially involved in a contract with the Dicoy customer and then connected the Dicoy customer to another module in the syndicate, which gained access and solved the test.
The ongoing interrogation of the three accused arrested in Mumbai has led to the identification of Goel, a Delhi-based syndicate member who was running an institute for a networking training course and arranging solicitors for the Mumbai-based module. Goel’s interrogation led to the identification of Mohit Sharma in Gurgaon, who was the mediator in the case.
Subsequently, his interrogation led him to enter the profession because of Teotia, one of the most notorious test hackers and wanted by the CBI and Haryana Police in various cases. There was also a reward of Rs 1 lakh for Teotia’s arrest.
Finally, on January 3, Teotia was arrested from Jaipur. During interrogation, he revealed that he had been involved in online test hacking and solutions for the past 5 years and that he had contacted Russian hackers to hack the test.
The Delhi Police has advised the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the governing agency of GMAT, to change their systems to detect or detect screen mirrors on any other device through which the examination is being attempted.
“Further investigations into the case are still ongoing,” the official added.
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