A 19-year-old man was arrested from Pune by the cyber cell of Navi Mumbai police for allegedly hacking the website of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission and extracting hall ticket details of candidates of Group B and C non-gazetted personnel exams, an official said on Thursday.
The man was held from Chikli after a raid on his house, which netted a desktop, a laptop, three mobile phones and one router on Wednesday, Navi Mumbai police commissioner Milind Bharambe told reporters.
On April 20 this year, the MPSC had provided an external link on its website for examinees to get hall tickets and the accused hacked this link and copied details of 94,195 candidates and published them illegally in a Telegram channel titled 'MPSC 2023 A', the commissioner said at the press conference.
A case under Indian Penal Code and Information Technology sections was registered at CBD Belapur police station on the complaint of an MPSC functionary and the probe was transferred to the cyber cell under Senior Inspector Vijay Waghmare, he added.
Bharambe identified the accused as Rohit Dattatray Kamble and said further probe into the incident was underway.