In first of its kind international operation, Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday cracked down on hacking hubs at multiple locations in Mumbai, Pune and Ghaziabad on inputs received from the US probe agency FBI, arresting one person under the violation of Information Technology Act.
Agency sources said it is a major operation in which agencies of China, Romania and the US are jointly acting along with CBI against cyber criminals in these countries who were allegedly hacking into websites based in the US and duping people financially.
The sources said agency got some crucial inputs from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the basis of which CBI registered case under the provisions of the Information Technology Act.
After registering the case, CBI carried out searches in Ghaziabad, Mumbai and Pune and one person has been arrested from Pune for alleged violation of the Information Technology Act, they said.
The sources refused to share further information on the victims of the hackers or the amount which could have been compromised by them, saying searches were still going on.