Thrown into a tizzy by a second threat email to IT major Wipro in less than a month, police have approached the ministry of home affairs as part of the investigation after the first email was traced to Switzerland. The cyber crime wing of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating these threats.Wipro received the second threat email on Wednesday, almost a month after the first one. The second mail too had been sent from the same email id as the first. The second mail too demanded Rs 500 crore in bitcoins from Wipro within 72 hours and threatened to launch a biological attack on the campus using drones if the deadline was not met.
Though CID approached the MHA to verify the Switzerland angle, it is not convinced the mail could have originated from a European country. Cops believe the sender may have a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which could show a false IP address. CID, which is also looking at the possibility of these mails being an inside job, has asked local police to question possible suspects.Wipro received the first email at their Sarjapur office on May 5 from the id Ramesh2@protonmail.com. The mail demanded Rs 500 crore in bitcoins before May 25. On failing to provide the amount, a biological attack would be initiated on the campus using drones, the mail said.
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