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Deloitte India Fires Employee
Deloitte India Fires Employee
Deloitte India Fires Employee
Deloitte India Fires Employee
Deloitte India Fires Employee

Deloitte India Fires Employee

A 31 year old man named Aditya Jain who was an Associate Director of Deloitte’s Cyber Security Unit was fired recently after it was found that he was part of a global hacking group identified by the name “Whiteint”. Deloitte India fires employee identified as part of this group and in an official statement given to the Economic Times stated, “We are aware of recent media reports that reveal serious allegations about a person who used to work for Deloitte India. This individual will no longer work for Deloitte India”. 

Deloitte India Fires Employee

Aditya Jain started his career in Deloitte in February of 2022. Before this he was employed with one of the Big Four until March of 2021. According to the recent reports, Aditya Jain ran a network of hackers for over seven (7) years. The group used malicious software to hack into cameras and microphones of personal computers which gave them full access to see and listen to their victims and seek private information. 

Aditya Jain started his career in Deloitte in February of 2022. Before this he was employed with one of the Big Four until March of 2021. According to the recent reports, Aditya Jain ran a network of hackers for over seven (7) years. The group used malicious software to hack into cameras and microphones of personal computers which gave them full access to see and listen to their victims and seek private information. 

Why Deloitte India fires employee heading its Cyber Security Unit?

The Sunday Times along with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism conducted a sting operation on the group identified by the name Whiteint, of which Aditya Jain was also a part of. It was reported that the group operated from an apartment in the city of Gurugram. The expose revealed that several Indian hackers, who were part of this group, offered services to hack into private email accounts and messages on behalf of investigators working for autocratic states and lawyers representing their wealthy clients. 

WhiteInt’s database included confidential details about former Pakistan President Musharraf, Swiss President Ignazio Cassis, former UK chancellor Philip Hammond, and former Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry, among others.

As the importance of cyber security continues to increase day-by-day and due to the shortage of experts in the field, sometimes companies outsource to some trusted companies and individuals. According to the Big Four cyber consultant, these companies look to outsource at times when clients want “deeper insights.” They just do basic background checks on all new employees, but a few “black sheep” slip through, he said.

Neumetric, a cyber security products and service company, recommends all its Clients to conduct thorough background verification for all its employees regardless of whether they are full-time, part-time or contracted. We offer Information Security services such as ISO 27001 Certification, SOC 2 Compliance, all of which mandates proper background verification to be conducted for all employees of an Organization.

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