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Wipro shares drop 2.5 pc on potential breach of few employee accounts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shares of Tuesday fell 2.5 per cent after the company said a few of its employee accounts were affected in an "advanced campaign".

The scrip closed at Rs 281.10, 2.45 per cent lower on the BSE. During the day, it declined by 3.48 per cent to Rs 278.10.

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares fell by 2.12 per cent to close at Rs 281.60 apiece.

In terms of traded volume, 14.28 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 2 crore shares on the NSE during the day.

Tuesday said a few of its employee accounts were affected in an "advanced campaign", and the company has taken remedial steps to contain and mitigate any potential impact.

The Bengaluru-based company, which is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter financial results later in the day, said it has also retained an independent forensic firm to assist the company in its investigation of the matter.

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

"We detected a potentially abnormal activity in a few employee accounts on our network due to an advanced campaign," said in an e-mailed statement.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 16:40 IST