1. Wipro receives second threat email, beefs up security

Wipro receives second threat email, beefs up security

Earlier last month, Wipro had said it had received a threatening mail from an unidentified source and filed a complaint with the local law enforcement authorities.

By: | Bengaluru | Published: June 2, 2017 4:28 PM
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IT major Wipro today said it has reinforced security measures at all its office locations after receiving a second threat email, but there was no impact on the company’s operations. “Wipro confirms that it has received a second threatening e-mail…. There is no impact on the company’s operations,” the company said in a statement here. However, Wipro did not specify the nature of the threat. Additional Commissioner of Police Hemant Nimbalkar confirmed reports that someone for the second time had sent an e-mail demanding Rs 500 crore in bitcoin and threatened a bio-attack on employees.

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“This is the second time Wipro has received the threatening mail. An anonymous sender is demanding Rs 500 crore in bitcoin and threatening a bio attack on employees,” he said. Earlier last month, Wipro had said it had received a  threatening mail from an unidentified source and filed a  complaint with the local law enforcement authorities. After that threat mail, the company had augmented security at all its office locations.

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