Wipro Bio Attack Threat
In a shocking Incident from Bengaluru,IT Giant Wipro had received an E Mail Threat demanding a ransom of Rs 500 Crores,failing to which the sender threatened to spread a toxic protein drug named Ricin in the campus.
As reported by NewIndianExpress The Email sender demanded payment through a certain link by May 25 or else threatened to spread a toxic protein drug in the campus.
Wipro Authorities had reportedly filed a complaint with the police on the Email.The Indian Express story had also said that the Email was received from Ramesh2@protonmail.com, claimed that one kg of Ricin has already been stored and two grams would be sent in envelopes to one of Wipro’s offices to assure that the threat is not a fake.
Ricin in a natural toxic protein which is an extract of castor bean from the castor plant,reportedly the same can be used as a biological weapon.A table spoon of high quality Ricin can kill an adult within a few hours. This can be in the form of powder, a mist, a pellet, or can be dissolved in water or weak acid. This can kill a person within 36-72 hours depending upon the exposure and the dose received.
Wipro authorities confirmed the complaint in a statement saying, “Wipro confirms that it has filed a complaint with the local law enforcement authorities after receiving a threatening letter from an unidentified source. Wipro has augmented security measures at all its office locations. There is no impact on the company’s operations. We have no further comments as the investigation is ongoing.”
DCP (crime) Anand Kumar said, “We are already investigating the case and have got some initial clues. We are looking at all possibilities, including insiders or previous employees who would have done this to scare others. We have also tracked the IP address.”.Cyber Police had registered a case on the Email,and an investigation is on.