2 Kashmiri youths behind hacking Indian websites arrested in Punjab
Two Kashmiri youths, who are believed to be a part of a group of website hackers targeting websites of India, have been arrested from two separate places in Punjab.Several Indian intelligence agencies, including a unit of military intelligence, were tracking these youth in the past few months. They were allegedly part of a hacking group called ‘Team Hackers Third Eye’ which claimed to have hacked more than 500 Indian websites.The arrests were made on Thursday night by a raiding party which consisted of teams from Delhi.Shahid Malla, who hails from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, was nabbed from Rajpura while Adil Hussain Teli, who hails from Anantnag, was nabbed from Jalandhar.Both are students in private colleges. In Jalandhar, the youth was picked up from a paying guest accommodation. Sources said during April and May last year they were also involved in educating Kashmiri youth to bypass state-imposed ban on social media sites by use of ‘VPN’ (virtual private network).The two were found to be in touch with several Pakistan-based anti-Indian hackers. The posts made by the duo were found to “anti-India”.Laptops, mobile phones, SIM cards, internet dongles and memory devices recovered from them will be examined by the Delhi Police.