HR’s mail ID ‘hacked’, email sent to woman employee- TATA POWER


TATA POWER faced an alleged security breach February month when an unknown person circulated an email, through the company’s human resources ID, accusing an employee of sexual harassment. Police have filed an offence against an unknown person after the company, Tata Power, lodged a complaint with Powai police station on February 19. – INDIAN EXPRESS

Police said the email was sent from the address of the HR department of Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division (SED) in Andheri East on February 13.

According to the complaint, email was addressed to a female employee who had recently got engaged to a co-worker.  And police said, that the company concluded that its email id had been hacked after conducting an internal investigation.

A police officer from Powai said the sender remained unidentified as of now, but they were speaking to employees to know whether anyone nursed a grudge against the couple.

A spokesperson for Tata Power SED said, “Tata Power SED has conducted a preliminary investigation into the matter along with local authorities. The mail was sent using public internet with a masked IP address due to which the sender could not be identified. The company has placed various internal control measures to appropriately restrict access to this generic email id.”

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