Ransomware attacks continue to threaten organizations worldwide, CyrusOne, one of the biggest data center providers in the US, is facing with an infection.
A new ransomware attack made the headlines, systems at CyrusOne, one of the biggest data center providers in the US, were infected by the malware.
The company reported the incident to law enforcement, it hired forensics firms to investigate the attack. At the time the company has not yet disclosed the ransomware attack.
“CyrusOne is currently working with law enforcement and forensics firms to investigate the attack and is also helping customers restore lost data from backups.” reads a post published by ZDNet that first reported the news.“According to a copy of the ransom note obtained by ZDNet, this was a targeted attack against the company’s network.”
CyrusOne owns 45 data centers in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and has more than 1,000 customers, but the infection impacted only some of them.
The company doesn’t want to pay the ransom to restore the attack.
It seems that the infection took place on December 4, 2019, when a variant of the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware infected the systems at the company.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
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