Police bust Cyber criminal gang, arrest three
Three cybercriminals were arrested from Sector-9 B, Street-16, House Number-1258 under Harla police station last night, informed P Murugun Superintendent of Police Bokaro. “Working on a tip-off, a special team of police conducted the raid and arrested the criminals; police on the hunt to arrest other gang members,” added SP.
The arrested were identified as Neeraj Kumar Sharma (24) a resident of Tundi Dhanbad, Khooblal Mandal (20) and Pintu Rana (20), both are the residents of Giridih. Presently they were residing in a rental house at Sector 9 in Bokaro and operating cybercrime from there, SP said adding “police recovered 12 mobile phones, 12 SIM cards of different service providers, 16 SIM card rappers, Diary, Telephone Directory, three numbers of copies along with several increment documents from their possession.”
During interrogation, the criminals confessed their crime and given vital information of several other gangs involved in cybercrime and operating the crime through PayTM.
Disclosing the modus operandi SP said, after mining data, these criminals first used to identify the PayTM users and later they send a message for a cashback of Rs 1000 (“Your KYC has been updated successfully, You will get a cashback of Rs 1000 in your PayTM wallet) along with a link a software (Inkwire Screen Share and Assist) on the victim’s mobiles while cheating the Paytm users. As soon as the user clicked on the software, it shares the entire screen of his mobile with the criminal in screen mirroring way.
Then the criminals used to ask the victims to login into their PayTM wallet and thus they used to see the passwords and other details and credentials of the victims by screen mirroring of their mobile phones. And later using those credentials the criminals used to withdraw amounts from the victim’s bank accounts, said Murugun.
“Police on the hunt to nab other gang members,” he added.