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Mumbai Teen Detained For Cyber Crime At Coffee Shop Chain

The cyber unit of Mumbai Crime Branch detained a 17-year-old boy. (Representational)

Mumbai:

The cyber unit of Mumbai Crime Branch detained a 17-year-old boy who allegedly hacked into the computer network of a coffee shop chain and transferred money into the gift card of his friend for fun, an official said on Friday.

The teen is a brilliant student and was currently pursuing chartered accountancy, he said.

“On the coffee shop chain’s complaint, we registered a case under IPC and IT Act on September 28. Technical inputs and CCTV clips helped us zero in on the 17-year-old boy. He has told us he committed the act to impress his friends and for fun. The teen has said he was inspired by Youtube videos,” he added.

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The boy was presented before a juvenile board which released him on a bond of good behaviour and asked him to get counseled by an NGO for a period of two years, the official said.

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