Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider
CyrusOne, which is one of the biggest data center providers in the US, has been hit with a ransomware attack, we at Rezz Tech have learned. In an email, a CyrusOne spokesperson confirmed this incident. In addition to CyrusOne working on this internally, they have reported that they are currently working with law enforcement and forensics firms to investigate the attack and help customers restore systems that have been hit by the ransomware.
Consequently, this is the ransomware that primarily hit the New York data center. This includes IX and IP network services, which are not involved in this incident. Currently, CyrusOne’s investigation is on-going and they are working closely with third-party experts to address this matter.
According to sources, the incident took place yesterday and the ransomware version was caused by a version of Revil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. This is the same type of ransomware that hit other managed service providers this June. However, this ransomware has already hit over 20 local governments in Texas and 400+ US dentist offices in late August. Below is an example of the ransomware note left.
One of the six customers impacted by this ransomware attack is FIA Tech. WHich is a financial and brokerage firm. This attack caused an outage of FIA Tech cloud services. While FIA Tech did not name the data center hit by the ransomware in their press release, a quick search shows it to be CyrusOne.
Ransomware has been a problem for businesses for the past few years. Thus this is why we at Rezz Tech recommend having an IT company provide your business with backups. Making sure to keep backups off your network is something we highly suggest.
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