Wipro breached due to advanced phishing campaign

Wednesday 17 April 2019 10:11 CET | News

Wipro, India’s third-largest IT outsourcing company, has confirmed that it is monitoring its systems following reports it was victim to a data breach, according to ZDNet.

A Wipro spokesperson told ZDNet that the company had detected potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on its network. According to Forbes, Wipro’s corporate email system had been compromised for some time and the IT company was now building out a new private email network.

As detailed originally by KrebsOnSecurity, Wipro was dealing with a “multi-month intrusion from an assumed state-sponsored attacker”. The spokesperson said this was due to an advanced phishing campaign.

Although Krebs alleged that the security incident had resulted in attacks being launched against some of the company’s customers, the IT company did not say if any customers had been compromised as result of the breach.

Wipro operates in North America, parts of South America, Australia, India, China, South Africa, parts of Europe, and many other locations. Many of its customers cover industries that would be a major target for hackers, especially the state-sponsored. They include oil and gas, automotive, aerospace and defense, banking and healthcare organisations among other industries.

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