The indian Wipro to possible violation of some employee accounts

FILE IMAGE: The Wipro campus is seen in Bangalore June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/File Photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian IT services company Wipro Ltd. said on Tuesday some of the employee accounts may have been hacked by a sophisticated phishing campaign that the company had launched an investigation to inaccuracies of the potential impact.

The Bengaluru-based company is responding to a Reuters query after cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity said Wipro’s systems had been breached and used to launch attacks against a number of its customers.

KrebsOnSecurity, quoting anonymous sources, said Wipro systems were used for the purpose at least a dozen systems of the customers.

“We have detected a potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on our network by a sophisticated phishing campaign,” Wipro said in a statement via e-mail.

The company also said that it had retained an independent forensic company to help in the investigation. Wipro is not to say that customers, if any, had been compromised.

Wipro is scheduled to report fourth quarter later in the day. Larger rivals Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Infosys Ltd kicked off the Indian companies the results of the season on Friday, say they expect continued strong growth in the new financial year after posting a strong fourth quarter numbers.

Reporting Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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