DATA THEFT

  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? July 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which...
  • IIM Ahmedabad suspects data theft from its servers July 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has filed a complaint with the police "apprehending" theft of data from its computer network and servers by unauthorised persons. "We have received an application from the vigilance officer of IIMA apprehending data theft from their computer networks and servers," Deputy Commissioner of...
  • IIMAhmedabad suspects data theft from its servers July 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of ManagementAhmedabad (IIMA) has filed a complaint with the police "apprehending" theft of data from its computer network and servers by unauthorised persons. "We have received an application from the vigilance officer of IIMA apprehending data theft from their computer networks and servers," Deputy Commissioner of Police,...
  • Can't get jargons so users ignore cyber security February 19, 2010

    Brussels: Computer jargon, a "tick box" culture and unimaginative advertising are discouraging Internet users from learning how to protect themselves online. Faced with such gobbledegook, many of the world's nearly 2 billion Internet users conclude that security is for "experts" and fail to take responsibility for the security of their own...
  • Beware! data theft could be on the rise in 2009 February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Data is precious. And Indians are increasingly stealing it. Laid off employees, looking for revenge or for quick money, could be this year's biggest cyber threat, say security firms like McAfee. By copying digital data from their employers and selling it to crooks, they'll cost their parent companies...
  • BPOs in Aussie bank's bad books December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: The multiple data theft cases started it all. Then came the Channel 4 sting that showed the Indian outsourcing industry in a bad light and sent various multinationals panicking about the security of their clients data in Indian call centers. The final nail in the coffin came when Acme...
  • Cyber cops to man Bangalore BPOs December 6, 2006

    Bangalore: There is a fair chance some of your most critical private data is flitting at some time or other through Bangalore, the world's outsourcing capital in which case it strays into the patch of cybercop C K Hari Singh. On the face of it the affable policemen, who...
  • Cops seek details on Channel 4 sting op October 28, 2006

    Hyderabad: Police have requested UKbased Channel 4 television network to provide details about persons caught in a sting operation which purpotedly showed them offering to sell data from a citybased BPO company for money. "We have requested the British TV company to disclose the identity of the company, from where the...
  • IT's official: IT Act to be amended October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: With incidences of data pilferage threatening India's image as an outsourcing destination, the Government on Monday approved amendments in the IT Act 2000, to check information theft and online frauds. The decision at the Union Cabinet's meeting follows Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to investors abroad that India was...
  • New IT Act amendment for data security October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: With incidences of data pilferage threatening India's image as an outsourcing destination, the government on Monday approved amendments in the IT Act, 2000 to check information theft and online frauds. The decision at the Union Cabinet's meeting follows Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to investors abroad that India was...
  • How safe is India from data theft? October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: Data theft has been giving the bosses of IT companies and outsourcing firms nightmares in recent times. First it was the Channel 4 sting that showed middlemen selling out the personal financial data of UK citizens for a pittance, and then the data theft in Gurgaon that...
  • Debate: Will it trigger a chain reaction? October 13, 2006

    Acme Telepower Limited has decided to pull out of the country, after its employee got bail on Thursday. ...
  • Data theft makes IT firm quit India October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: After registering a case against an employee who had allegedly stolen data, the Gurgaonbased IT firm Acme Telepower Management waited for something to happen. A week later they have decided to stop operating out of India and move to Australia. It seems like this is the beginning of...
  • BPOs: Problem for UK, blessing for US October 12, 2006

    Washington: Notwithstanding the recent uproar over the UK data theft, a wellknown US author has said that America is a huge beneficiary of outsourcing. "The issue of outsourcing is easy to demonise but what many forget is that the United States is a huge beneficiary of this practice," Thomas Friedman, the...
  • PM to UK investors: Your data is safe October 11, 2006

    London: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured British investors that India has excellent standards for information protection, days after a UKbased channel made damning allegations about data theft from Indian call centres. "India adheres to all international codes and regulations pertaining to safety and protection of investments and Intellectual...
  • How BPO agents sell info for Rs 2 October 10, 2006

    Mumbai: Tired of pesky phone calls from call centre executives seeking your details, trying to sell you credit cards, insurance policies or home loans? Ever wondered where they get your personal mobile number from? Well, your telephone number is only one of your little personal details up for sale. Sensitive...
  • Stung NASSCOM sends VP to UK October 7, 2006

    London: A day after the Channel 4s sting on data thefts in Indian call centres, Vice President, The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Sunil Mehta was in London for some damage control. Mehta said that NASSCOM was in touch with the producers and a police investigation is...
  • Hunt on for Kolkata BPO middleman October 7, 2006

    Kolkata: An official probe is on after UK based Channel 4 aired a sting operation on Thursday on the theft of data from Indian call centres. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Kolkata is looking for Sushant Chandak, a middleman shown to be selling customer details in the Channel 4...
  • Mixed reactions for UK BPO sting October 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The muchawaited, muchfeared sting operation by UKbased Channel 4 on alleged sale of customers' personal data by Indian call centre workers was aired on Thursday night. The sting operation the video footage of which is posted on Channel 4s website showed how data of thousands of...
  • US speaks up: BPOs must protect data October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of theft of data from BPOs, the US on Friday said India needs to have a credible data protection regime in its own interest. "Data protection is an important issue," Mulford told reporters, adding that Washington had asked the government to ensure that. He said India needs...
  • BPO staff need ethical training: Poll October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Even as the Indian BPO industry grapples with the pitfalls of a sting operation by British TV channel Channel 4, a Forensic Accounting Services agency claims the industry has been facing "repeated security failures and shocking data protection breaches thanks to three inherent problems. The main reason behind...
  • Channel 4 sting operation hits BPOs October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: The muchawaited sting operation on data theft scandal in Indian BPOs was aired by Channel 4 on Thursday in the UK. The sting operation, video footage of which is posted on Channel 4s website, has a potential to rake up a roaring controversy back home in India. The footage...
  • Alarm bells in Aus over UK BPO sting October 6, 2006

    Melbourne: A documentary revealing alleged sale of confidential material held by Indian call centres, has raised concern among Australians as they feel threatened about their personal details going overseas without permission. There is a substantial alarm over confidential details such as health and credit files being moved to countries where data...
  • BPOs say just few rotten apples October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indian BPO industry seems prepared to take on its stride the challenges posed by the relentless campaign in the Western media about the security risks Indian call centres pose to the customers, especially on the possibility of leakage of confidential financial information. While industry leaders admit that the...
  • Debate: Another attempt to malign Indian BPOs? October 4, 2006

    Indias booming outsourcing industry could wake up to a rude shock on Thursday. ...
  • Sting op may spell doom for BPOs October 4, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indian BPO industry is gearing up for Thursday morning blues. UKbased broadcaster Channel 4 has said it would air a sting operation on October 5 that would purportedly blow the lid off the thriving data theft scandal in Indias booming outsourcing industry. The sting operation, titled The Data...
  • Furious growth led to BPO frauds October 3, 2006

    New Delhi: With employers trying to squeeze maximum profit in a cutthroat market and hiring and firing hundreds and thousands of new empolyees every year, the growth in India's BPO industry has been fast and furious. With such a massive growth rate, accidents were bound to occur and the industry has...
  • Call centres gear up to fraudproof ops October 3, 2006

    New Delhi: 'A pen drive is the culprit and call centre employees provided personal and confidential information,' says a story to be aired on Channel 4 on Thursday. Pat comes the BPO industry in India's reply to the story 'Impossible'. Suddenly everybody wants to know exactly how secure data is...
  • 'Sting aims to malign BPO industry' October 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Indian IT industry body NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies) has come out strongly against newspaper reports that claim a UK TV channel bought credit card details and confidential information from an Indian BPO staff. The body released a statement on Monday expressing doubts about the...