Satyam Computer Services has been banned from doing any off-shore work with the World Bank after the Bank’s forensic experts discovered that spy software was installed on workstations inside the bank’s Washington headquarters, allegedly by contractors from Satyam Computer Services.
According to a Fox News report, the forensic analysis was conducted after a major breach of the bank’s treasury network in Washington in April this year. Upon its discovery, insiders report, bank officials shut off the data link between Washington and Chennai, India, where Satyam has long operated the bank’s sole offshore computer centre responsible for all of the bank’s financial and human resources information.
Satyam was also banned from any future work with the bank. The software enabled every character typed on a keyboard to be transmitted to a still-unknown location via the internet.