25-yr-old hacker arrested for breaking into govt sites


Team Udayavani, Nov 18, 2020, 3:34 PM IST

Bengaluru: A 25-year-old hacker was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Karnataka Police on Wednesday, November 18 for breaking into government websites.

The arrested has been identified as Srikrishna alias Shreeki.

Addressing press with this regard Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant said, “CCB has arrested Srikrishna, adept at computer programming and had done his Bachelors in Computer Science.

“He hacked many websites, online gaming portals, and made illegal gains. He also tried to hack into government websites,” Pant added

The accused was known to hack online poker games to win money and bitcoins online. He reportedly also confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government in 2019.

As per Pant, the accused lived in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2017.

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