Security and privacy concerns are becoming the biggest issue for companies considering outsourcing their IT projects to companies offshore. Analyst house Gartner said that this year concerns about job losses will be overshadowed by these security issues. Gartner research director Ian Marriott commented: "This will become the top issue for companies taking their work to other parts of the world."
Indian police have uncovered plans by a Pakistan-based group to attack companies working in the offshore IT and call centre industry.
Members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group engaged Police in New Delhi in an hour long shoot out resulting in the capture of two and the deaths of three members. Police later raided their base and found information revealing they had visited Bangalore in December to survey software companies as potential targets as well as AK56 rifles, ammunition and over 10kg of the explosive RDX.