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

02 June 2017, 04:29 PM
Wipro - File Photo (Getty)
Wipro - File Photo (Getty)

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. 

First Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 04:26 PM

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