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4/16/2019
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IT Outsourcing Firm Wipro Investigates Data Breach

Employee accounts may have been compromised in a sophisticated phishing campaign.

Indian IT outsourcing company Wipro has begun an investigation into a potential breach of employee accounts. It says "a few" were compromised in a sophisticated phishing attack.

The firm noticed "potentially abnormal activity" in some employee accounts, Wipro officials told Reuters in a statement, adding that it hired a forensics firm to help. The probe follows a separate report from KrebsOnSecurity, which cited multiple Wipro sources who claimed attackers broke into Wipro IT systems and leveraged their access to target its customers.

These sources, who requested to remain anonymous, reportedly said Wipro had been affected by a "multimonth intrusion from an assumed state-sponsored attacker." Its systems served as "jumping-off points" to target 12 or more Wipro clients. Those affected reportedly traced signs of network reconnaissance back to partner systems communicating with the Wipro network.

Wipro, which is due to report fourth-quarter earnings today, says it continues to monitor its network and infrastructure for suspicious activity.

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4/16/2019 | 1:43:04 PM
From experience .....
I spent 8 months before the mast with a Wipro-IBM client in 2016 to 2017 before joining my current job and it was a nightmare.  The GSD - General Service Desk (help desk) would take 9 days !!!  to route a ticket from one corner of the floor over to me for attention.  If the GSD called user back and 3 times no answer?  WELL, THAT PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED and they close and move on.  Only a few of the Virtual system people were super good.  My job was to FIGHT for my users against Wipro-IBM and right now this firm is engaged in a fight to rid themselves of the outsource decision and bring IT in house again.  ALL THIS points to a horrible mis-managed environment in India so I am NOT surprised at all.   (IBM was present through WWTS - World Wide Tech Services - I had a fairly good relationship on that one but they were allied with Wipro on corp level).

Situation was so bad that the firm fired the CIO a while back - she was the advocate and possible kickbacks - and her team.  New staff wants rid of Wipro, again indicator of bad practices in motion.  Having security holes on this scale is what i would expect.  
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