Indian e-mails 10-year-old client database from Malaysian firm to his new employer

February 7th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian national who resigned from a Malaysian IT company on December 3 last year to return home, has e-mailed a 10-year-old data-base containing clients accounts worth about RM160 million to his new employer in Bangalore. KISL Technologies Centre staff in Cyberjaya later discovered the breach in security carried out by 35-year-old Ashish Sahay.
Yesterday, the High Court here issued an injunction stopping Sahay from distributing the database in India.
Judge Datuk Tengku Mai-mun Tuan Mat, on hearing submissions by the plaintiffs counsel, T. Vijayandran, ordered Sahay to return the database to KISL Technologies Centre in seven days.
He was also given 48 hours to provide a list of confidential information he had obtained during his two years of work with the company and a list of the people who had received the information.
The injunction said anyone helping Sahay to breach the orders would be jailed or fined.
According to The Star, she has fixed February 25 as the next date of hearing of the case.
Sahay had signed an agreement when he joined the company in 2005 that all information obtained during his tenure with it would be confidential.
The company, in its affidavit, said Sahay had sent emails containing the information to the chief executive officer of Enzen Technologies, which is involved in a similar business as KISL Technologies.
Checks by KISL Technologies showed that Sahay had forwarded the information to Enzen using a personal e-mail account.
KISL Technologies lodged reports alleging theft against Sahay with the Sentul police headquarters on Dec 13 and 15.
On Jan 3, the High Court issued an order that allows KISL Technologies to serve a writ of summons outside the courts jurisdiction.
The writ was sent by the Federal Court to Wisma Putra, which then handed it to the Malaysian consular office in Chennai. (ANI)

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