Symantec Data Leak Remains Under Investigation
Law enforcement is still investigating how credit card information for a small number of Symantec customers ended up in the hands of identity thieves. Reporters from BBC purchased the information from a man in Delhi, who said the data was obtained from a call center.Law enforcement is still investigating how credit card information belonging to a handful of Symantec customers from the United Kingdom fell into the hands of an identity theft ring. Though speculation has focused on an employee of e4e, a call center in India, a spokesman for Symantec said its own investigation has reached no definitive conclusions. Symantec turned over all the information it gathered to authorities, and is moving forward with plans to terminate its relationship with e4e.
The situation came to light last week when reporters from the British Broadcasting Corporation bought the names, addresses and credit card information of three Symantec customers from a man identified as Saurabh Sachar in Delhi. According to BBC, the man claimed the numbers had been obtained from call centers handling mobile phone sales, and each of the customers had bought software from Symantec and given their credit card details to a call center over the phone.