Monday, July 30, 2007

Cyber Crime – Hacking - Software Engineer arrested from Chennai

Cyber Crime – Hacking - Software Engineer arrested from Chennai

One M.S. Ramasamy, a 37 year old Software Engineer from Avadi, had arrested on 27.07.07 by the Chennai Cyber Crime Police on charges of hacking and stealing confidential and proprietary information from the server of a US IT Company. He was a former employee of that IT Company. Police framed charges under Section 66 of the IT Act, 2000 which dealing with Hacking and Section 408 of the IPC which dealing with Criminal Breach of Trust by Clerk or Servant.

In its press release Chennai Police said that Mr. Ramasamy had reportedly hacked into the company’s headquarter computer system when he was working as an Engineer in Caterpillar India Private Limited during January and February this year.

The accused accessed the company’s server located at Peoria in Illinois, US, by using another employee’s User ID and password and downloaded confidential information. A closed circuit camera recorded the activities of the sever room. By analyzing the server log and the visuals from the camera Police tracked the accused. Police arrested the hacker from an IT Company at Hosur, where he was employed. The Police confiscated the hard disk and pen drive containing the files.

Source: Hindu

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