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Wipro receives second threat email, reinforces security measures at all offices

Information Technology Major Wipro On Friday Said It Has Strengthened Its Security Measures At All Its Office Locations After Receiving A Second Threat Email, But There Was No Impact On The Company's Operations.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 02 Jun 2017, 04:29:45 PM
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New Delhi:

Information Technology major Wipro on Friday said it has strengthened its 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.

"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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First Published : 02 Jun 2017, 04:26:00 PM

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