Security stepped up at Wipro after e-mail threat


New Delhi: IT major Wipro on Saturday said it has augmented security measures at all its office locations after receiving a “threatening letter from an unidentified source”.

Bengaluru cyber crime police also have begun investigating an email sent to Wipro in which the sender threatens to infect the company with a chemical poison if Rs 500 crore is not paid in bitcoins. Security at its campuses has been stepped up as a precautionary measure.

“Wipro confirms that it has filed a complaint with the local law enforcement authorities after receiving a threatening letter from an unidentified source,” Wipro said in a statement.

Wipro has augmented security measures at all its office locations, it said.

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