The recent attack on facilities management company ISS has created a significant disruption in their operations, communication and services worldwide.
With over 500,000 employees, the last thing Denmark-based facilities company ISS needs is any kind of lapse in operations. But earlier this week, the organisation suffered a ransomware attack that crippled email and required the disabling of services to isolate the attack.
Ransomware such as “Ryuk” and “Sodinokibi” focus primarily on enterprises and have been known to materially impact business operation. With documented ransoms running as high as nearly $800,000, it’s no wonder why cybercriminals turn their attention to larger organisations that are presumably flush with cash.
In the case of ISS, this ransomware attack was obviously not limited in scope to a few machines. Impacting all email and needing to be isolated demonstrates the reach the variant involved had inside ISS’ network.
There are a number of things we can all to protect ourselves and our respective IT infrastructure….. are you doing these??
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