Indian IT company Wipro staff held for hacking TalkTalk

Three employees of Indian IT company Wipro have been arrested over security breach of TalkTalk customers personal details.

Wipro staff arrested for Talk Talk data breach
Wipro staff arrested for Talk alk data breach

TalkTalk was hit by a high-profile hacking in October 2015 when the personal details of its customers were compromised.
Wipro Indian call centre employees for cyber-hacking have been arrested on suspicion of stealing customer data.

Lately Indian companies had been in the news mostly for the wrong reason in the West. Indian companies were alleged that they were violating H1B visa.

“Following the October 2015 cyber-attack, we have been conducting a forensic review to ensure that all aspects of our security are as robust as possible – including that of our suppliers. Acting on information supplied by TalkTalk, the local police have arrested three individuals who have breached our policies and the terms of our contract with Wipro. We are also reviewing our relationship with Wipro,” TalkTalk said in a statement.

“We are determined to identify and deal effectively with these issues and we will continue to devote significant resource to keeping our customers’ data safe,” TalkTalk added.

It is reported that Indian police had made the arrests over the allegations of theft of customers’ data for conning customers.

“Wipro is committed to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all customer data and has a zero tolerance policy on security breaches,” Wipro said in a statement.

In the UK, Indian companies were also in the news as Indian staff on ICT Tier 2 visa is exempted from paying NI in the first year and major component of their salary is counted as allowances.