FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer pc as cyber code is projected on him on this illustration image taken on Might 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian IT companies agency Wipro Ltd mentioned on Tuesday a few of its worker accounts could have been hacked resulting from a sophisticated phishing marketing campaign and that the corporate had launched an investigation to include any potential affect.
The Bengaluru-based firm was responding to a Reuters question after cyber safety weblog KrebsOnSecurity mentioned Wipro’s techniques had been breached and have been getting used to launch assaults in opposition to a few of its purchasers.
KrebsOnSecurity, citing nameless sources, mentioned Wipro’s techniques have been getting used to focus on at the very least a dozen buyer techniques.
“We detected a doubtlessly irregular exercise in just a few worker accounts on our community resulting from a sophisticated phishing marketing campaign,” Wipro mentioned in an emailed assertion.
The corporate additionally mentioned it had retained an unbiased forensic agency to help within the investigation. Wipro didn’t say which purchasers, if any, had been compromised.
Wipro is scheduled to report fourth-quarter outcomes later within the day. Bigger rivals Tata Consultancy Companies Ltd and Infosys Ltd kicked off the Indian company outcomes season on Friday, saying they anticipate continued sturdy progress within the new monetary yr after posting sturdy fourth-quarter numbers.
Reporting by Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Gopakumar Warrier