Data center giant Equinix discloses ransomware incident


Level 6
Oct 1, 2019
Equinix says ransomware hit internal systems but that data centers are OK.

Equinix, one of the world's largest providers of on-demand colocation data centers, has disclosed today a security breach.

In a short statement published on its website, Equinix said it found ransomware on its internal systems, but that the main core of its customer-facing services remained unaffected.

"Our data centers and our service offerings, including managed services, remain fully operational, and the incident has not affected our ability to support our customers," the company said.

There is no suggestion that the company is downplaying the incident, with no major outages being reported at the time of writing, and no wave of customer complaints flooding social media.

"Note that as most customers operate their own equipment within Equinix data centers, this incident has had no impact on their operations or the data on their equipment at Equinix," the company added.

Details about the ins and outs of the attack are not available, with Equinix citing an ongoing investigation.