Wipro confirms phishing attack on its system — 11 other companies unknown

Wipro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala during a press conferenceconfirms that its computer systems were breached by a phishing attack — and so were the systems of 11 other companies.
The company has since quarantined the compromised systems and launched an independent forensics survey.
Wipro Ltd denies having known about the breach from months claiming that system alerts only go back one week.

India is one of the most targeted countries when it comes to phishing attacks and Wipro Ltd, a Indian information technology company, was its latest victim. According to a report by KrebsOnSecurity, a phishing attacks on Wipro Ltd’s computer systems used employee accounts to again access to customer information.

And, at least 11 other companies were attacked as well according to evidence found in file folders on the back-end infrastructure of the intrusion. But, the exact objective of the attacks is still unclear.

The company confirmed the report, released a security patch and has hired its own independent forensics firms to help with the investigation. But, Wipro Ltd has refrained from sharing any details about how many customers’ data and employees’ accounts were left vulnerable.

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