Two business associates of a legal service provider have been arrested for allegedly leaking confidential data of the company and its clients, mostly based abroad, to a former employee.
Officials of the company said they came to know that Umar Ikhlaq, who had resigned from the firm to join another Mumbai-based company in July, was in touch with Utkarsh Tripathi and Vipin Kumar — who had been serving as business associates at the company. Utkarsh and Vipin allegedly shared data with Umar on LinkedIn, WhatsApp and email, which Umar, in turn, sent to other firms. Both were arrested on Saturday.
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