Feeds

Bomb scare targets Indian software firms

Nervous times

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

The Indian offices of software outfits Infosys and Wipro were evacuated last night following a bomb scare.

Police used sniffer dogs to search the Bangalore offices of Infosys and Wipro for more than an hour after receiving the bomb threat. No explosives were found during the search.

This is the second time Wipro has been at the centre of a bomb hoax. Last week the bomb squad searched its offices after police received a call warning of a bomb.

Within hours of tracing the call, police arrested a 30-year-old software engineer employed by the company.

Prashanth Kumar admitted making the call but said he did it to test security which he claimed was in a shambles, reports The Deccan Herald.

The bomb scares followed the discovery of a terrorist cell planning to attack leading software firms in Bangalore.

Three men were shot dead and two arrested in southwest Delhi ten days ago. Indian police claim the men were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba - a Wahabi militant group fighting for an independent Kashmir. ®

Related stories

Terrorists target offshore call centres
Outsourcing more expensive than in-house service
UK firms avoid outsourcing tech support

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.