The CBI, which arrested a Pune-based hacker last month, is set to send letters rogatories (LR) to several countries including the US, China and Romania, to seek details on his clients and targets.
The agency is also set to seek details from several email service providers, some of which based in the US, to get details on the illegal activities of computer engineer Amit Tiwari, according to a CBI source. The agency has also sent his laptop for forensic examination, the source said.
Tiwari had allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts — of which 171 belonged to Indians — at the behest of his clients. He was arrested on inputs from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of US.
Tiwari, son of a retired army official, allegedly ran two websites — www.hirehacker.net and www.anonymity.net’ — to advertise for his services and had charged his clients between $250-$500 for each hacking assignment.