Three employees of a call centre run by Wipro for London-based telecom service provider TalkTalk have been arrested in India for alleged breach of security.
The arrests in Kolkata earlier this month were made after TalkTalk detected the alleged breach while conducting a data security review and informed the police, reported PTI.
While confirming the arrests, TalkTalk clarified they were not related to a hacking detected last October when personal information of its customers were "compromised".
"Following the October 2015 cyber-attack, we have been conducting a forensic review to ensure that all aspects of our security are as robust as possible â€” including that of our suppliers. Acting on information supplied by TalkTalk, the local police have arrested three individuals who have breached our policies and the terms of our contract with Wipro. We are also reviewing our relationship with Wipro," PTI quoted TalkTalk as saying in a statement.
Wipro has said it is "working closely" in the investigation and will "extend its full cooperation" to the authorities probing the allegations.
"Wipro is committed to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all customer data, and has a zero-tolerance policy on security breaches," the Bengaluru-based company said in a statement.
"Wipro is working closely with the customer in the investigation and will continue to extend its full cooperation to the investigating authorities," Wipro was quoted by PTI as saying.