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Wipro receives bio-attack threat email, Rs500 crore in bitcoins demanded

LiveMint logoLiveMint 02-06-2017 PTI

Bengaluru: Information Technology (IT) major Wipro on Friday 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 in Bengaluru. However, Wipro did not specify the nature of the threat.

Additional commissioner of police (ACP) Hemant Nimbalkar confirmed reports that someone for the second time had sent an e-mail demanding Rs500 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 Rs500 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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