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Upset with ‘termination’, Indian national deletes data worth ₹5.6 crore from Singapore company server

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After being fired from his job at Singapore firm NCS, an ‘upset and confused’ Indian employee deleted 180 virtual servers, which resulted in a loss of USD678,000 ( ₹5.6 crore) to the company.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kandula Nagaraju, has now been sentenced to two years and six months' jail term by a Singapore court after he was found guilty of accessing company data without authorisation and deleting 180 virtual servers.

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Benevolent Benevolent
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well Singapore has better jail life. he will enjoy there. 

Finance Mentor Finance Mentor
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What he got by doing this? 

Now got jail and future employers will not  take  him and bought disrepute to crores of indian software professionals. 


Benevolent Benevolent
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@Bk100 That is what I meant, the so called hacking or deleting company resources is not as glorifying as shown in movies unless it is state sponsored.
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Benevolent Benevolent
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This is the reality. Not simple as shown in novels and movies, where a hurt employee hacks into company network and steals everything

Finance Mentor Finance Mentor
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What he got by doing this? 

Now got jail and future employers will not  take  him and bought disrepute to crores of indian software professionals. 


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Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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itna aakRosh!
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@Rosh_0007 XD

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Benevolent Benevolent
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well Singapore has better jail life. he will enjoy there. 

Generous Generous
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aap to bura man gaye

Brand Enthusiast Brand Enthusiast
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Only vms? I think they will be restored in no-time, if they really have good system admins.

Not sure, arriving at 5.6crs  loss. Just like man power hours calculated in IT for fun, this must be another fun fact

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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I think its not possible to restore the data inside the vms, as thats permanently deleted
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Great! Before leaving hos job, he has taken "cleaning up your desk" to a whole new level! 

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What is the meaning of nagaraju. Many known south indians brothers have this name. 

Also, is it first name or last name(Sir name)

Pro Tech Guru Pro Tech Guru
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All people with this name symbolize unlimited energy. Therefore, these natives have immense energy to carry out any job. They have a thoughtful nature. 

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Savings Mentor Savings Mentor
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1)  Backup. If they were self-hosted they should have them, if hosted on cloud by third party, they will have backups
2)  What kind of company doesn't revoke admin authorization after letting go of an employee? In that case, it's their mistake. He didn't actually hack - if he was talented enough to hack servers, they wouldn't have let him go 😂 Non-technical writers often misuse the word "hack" in such articles

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Here is more details from article. He continued to hack company  servers continuously over extended period which led to police complaint. What is this grudge even after getting new job? . This person is psycho. 

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After being fired by the company, Kandula had no other job in Singapore and he returned to India. Later, he used his laptop to gain unauthorised access to the system using administrator login credentials. He repeated the same process for six times between January 16 and January 17 in 2023 to wipe off company's server data.

Later he found a new job in Singapore and returned to the country. However, he continued to access the company system and deleting crucial data. After three months, NCS team initiated an inquiry in the matter and a complain was registered with Singapore police.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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On a separate note, Indian news portals got immense happiness in mentioning nationality of the employee while rest of the world focused on the 'news' part. 

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Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Indians hi indians ke dushman h.

no wonder why peoplenin other countries make fun of us lol..we deserve it

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I deleted leads of creditcard from rbl portal.

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