Young Computer Wizard Roped in as CBI Mentor

Published: 09th June 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2014 12:33 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: As part of the efforts to effectively tackle the cyber criminals,who pose a major threat to citizens, businesses and governments, the CBI recently roped in a young computer geek from Punjab’s Ludhiana to learn about ‘cyber fraud and hacking’.

Trishneet Arora, 20, who belongs to a middle-class family had left school in class VIII,has  thus become the probe agency’s new mentor. He was here last week as guest lecturer to teach the CBI sleuths about the nitty-gritty of the cyber threats and ‘how to deal with it’. 

“The biggest problem the investigators face while dealing with such crimes is to track down the accused. The servers are based in the US making it tough to probe the crime,” said Arora, who also taught the Gujarat and Punjab Police sleuths about cyber threats last year.  

According to him, he teaches the investigators how to conduct the probe without taking the help of the firms operating the servers.

He has also been hired by the Punjab Police as IT adviser.

Besides, the young lad has helped various police teams to solve  around 20 cases related to online money laundering.

Arora, who dropped out of school after losing interest in studies, developed a passion for computers by chance.

And he found his life’s calling when his father bought a computer for his personal work.

“At first I used the computer to play games and gradually I learnt the matrix of the machines and then softwares,” he said.

He claims to have picked up his skills from the videos posted on the social networking sites and by reading books on computers. At his father’s insistence, he completed his schooling through the National Open University last year. His small-time institute, which began functioning in January 2013, has posted a turnover of `15 lakh in just one year. He has also taught the security experts of various corporate giants.

Aurora has also been invited by various school and colleges in Delhi, Gujarat and Punjab.

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