IAF Online Recruitment Exam 2018 in Rohtak Hacked, Two Fraudsters Arrested
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New Delhi, Sept 15: A recruitment exam for the Indian Air Force, being held in Rohtak on Thursday, was hacked to benefit some of the candidates. The IAF had registered a complaint at the Rohtak City police station, which led to the arrest of two fraudsters so far.

At the online exam being held on Thursday, IAF officers noticed a strange activity. Five of the 175 candidates who were appearing for the IAF 2018 recruitment test were sitting idle, while the answers were being typed automatically in front of them.

This raised alarm bells, which led to the Air Force officials present at the site to look into the issue. An investigation found that the CAT-6 cable line from the examination centre was taken to the neighbouring hospital, where five laptops were connected to a parallel network.

The Rohat police, in their investigation, found a racket exists which helps candidates to clear the IAF exams in lieu of Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

Notably, the authority assigned for conducting the examination is the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which in-turn had authorised a private agency to the hold the exams.

Among the two arrested, includes the chief invigilator of the private agency. The police is interrogating them to learn more about the people involved in the scam, along with the past beneficiaries.