Ex-staffer held for hacking firm's information system

Published: 07th March 2013 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2013 10:31 AM   |  A+A-


The cyber crime police of the crime investigation department on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old man in Guntur district for hacking and downloading confidential information of a company where he had worked earlier. His accomplice is still absconding.

Gurazala Venkateswara Rao’s personal computer, mobile and other incriminating documents were seized.

Police withheld the name of the company and the nature of its business, but only revealed that it is a private limited firm.

The company had reportedly filed a complaint with the cyber crime police on Aug. 6, 2012, stating that the firm’s official ids were hacked into and that confidential information was being downloaded. Cops then began the probe and arrested Rao at Prakash Nagar in Narasaraopet town.

Rao revealed that he had disputes with the company, in connection to which he had filed civil and criminal complaints. Though trials are still on-going, he decided to forward company’s confidential information to its rivals.

Rao collaborated with S Rama Krishna, another former employee, and created two fictitious email ID’s on the company’s mail server. Portraying as though the head office was communicating, the duo sent mails to various branches seeking information and passwords of email ids of firm’s staff.  

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