Wipro employee accounts hacked due to phishing campaign

Indian IT services firm Wipro said on Tuesday some of its employee accounts may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign, Reuters reported.
Wipro at MWC 2018
The Bengaluru-based company said it had launched an investigation to contain any potential impact.

Cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity said Wipro’s systems had been breached and were being used to launch attacks against some of its clients.

KrebsOnSecurity said Wipro’s systems were being used to target at least a dozen customer systems.

“We detected a potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on our network due to an advanced phishing campaign,” Wipro said in an emailed statement.

The company said it had retained an independent forensic firm to assist in the investigation. Wipro did not say which clients, if any, had been compromised.

Wipro is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results later in the day. Larger rivals Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys kicked off the Indian corporate results season on Friday, saying they expect continued strong growth in the new financial year after posting strong fourth-quarter numbers.