A senior HR consultant for a major U.S. software firm has told Al Jazeera that no one will ever be able to get access to his data or get access on any level.
“They’re going to want to search my data and that’s it,” said the consultant, who asked to remain anonymous.
“It’s a nightmare for us.”
According to the consultant’s account, the company has been unable to get the data it needs for a variety of reasons, including that the company’s security measures are “too weak”.
The consultant, a member of the U.K.-based HCL Group, says the data breach was first reported to the company in December 2016.
He said the company did not respond to requests for comment, but did tell the consultant it had taken down the security measures that enabled the company to access the data.
“The company said it had stopped this type of attack, but that’s not what it actually said,” the consultant said.
“This company has no security and they are not going to let you see the data.”
The consultant said the security breaches had forced him to stop working with HCL and his data, which he said was “stolen by an unknown third party”.
In the past, data breaches have been reported by a variety, but not all, of the firms affected by the HCL hack.
In January, a U.N. agency said a data breach in the United States led to the loss of the personal details of about 6 million people.