Noida: 9 executives steal data of IT firm, US clients

An IT firm in Sector 62, which serves US-based clients, has  lodged a police complaint against nine former officials who  allegedly stole confidential data of the company and its customers, The Times of India reports.

The accused include a senior accounts manager, two accounts managers and six other officials in the technical team of Sysmind Tech Private Limited.

The company alleged that after the theft came to light, the officials resigned and then stopped responding to its emails.

Brajesh Jalan, the CEO of Sysmind Tech, approached police on Monday. He said that the fraud was discovered on March 9 when the company got a notification from its server, informing that some confidential and sensitive data had been downloaded and shared with an external agency between 11pm and 12.30am on March 8-9.

Senior accounts manager Varun Goyal, accounts manager Imran Ansari and Abhishek Singh, Kanchan, Mukesh Kumar, and technical team members Ankesh Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Ritesh Garg and Rishabh Verma have been named in the complaint lodged at Sector 58 police station.

According to the FIR, the company managed to find out that Varun Goyal had downloaded data from the server and sent the same from his official ID to his personal account.

“Main accused Varun Goyal and his accomplices stole the data for their personal benefit. After the theft came to our notice, an internal meeting was held in the presence of the working chairman and the directors. At the meeting, Goyal admitted to having stolen the data and also promised to delete it from his personal account. However, soon afterwards, Goyal’s team members started resigning from the company. We informed Goyal through email that his services were being terminated but neither did he reply to that nor did he hand over his laptop to the company,” said the complaint.

The company also alleged that the accused have now joined another company and could misuse the data.

An FIR has been resgistered against the nine officials under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating), and Section 66D of the IT Act in the Sector 58 police station.

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