ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad has won the prestigious “Dark Side CASE Award” for the third time. The event was organized by the Critical Management Studies division of Academy of Management (AOM). 78th conference of the AOM was held in in Chicago from 10th August to 14th August 2018, where ICFAI grabbed the award for the CASE “Ashley Madison Hacking and the Ethics of Hacktivism” written by Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha, Ms. Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Mr. Koti Vinod Babu. Another CASE which make into the final was “United Airlines Inc.: The Manhandling Incident” written by Dr. Vijaya Narapareddy (University of Denver), Ms. Qumer and Dr. Purkayastha was also a Finalist in the competition.
The Abstract of the winning CASE “Ashley Madison Hacking and the Ethics of Hacktivism” explains the ethical issues in hacking the website Ashley Madison. The website was hacked in July 2015 by a group who called themselves “The Impact Team”. The Impact Team stole the profile of their customer along with other personal details and later the hacked data online because as per the hackers Ashley Madison did not fulfil their demand of shutting the website. According to those hackers, they hacked Ashley Madison website because they condemn their mission of arranging affairs between married individuals and deprecate their business practices, especially users paying USD19 for the privilege of deleting all their data from their website.
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ICFAI Business School (IBS) is a constituent of IFHE and was incepted in 1995. It is one of the first B-School in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited ‘The ICFAI Foundation’ for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4. ICFAI Business School provides globally accepted programs and 100% case-based learning. In Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune campuses, they provide PGPM program and at Dehradun, Hyderabad and Jaipur they provide MBA programs.
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