Indian Authorities Target Cybercriminals as Part of International Operation


India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has searched several locations in Pune, Mumbai and Ghaziabad, and arrested one individual as part of an international law enforcement operation against cybercriminals. According to the Press Trust of India, the CBI received information on the suspects from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition to the US, law enforcement agencies from Romania and China are also involved in the operation. No details have been provided regarding the targeted cybercriminal rings as the investigation is ongoing, but the suspects have been allegedly involved in hacking US-based websites and defrauding people. The individual who has been detained is from Pune. He has been arrested for Information Technology Act violations. In December, representatives of Indian and American police agreed to set up a new cybercrime portal that would enable them to cooperate more efficiently on investigations.