Security Alert Finnish IT services giant TietoEVRY discloses ransomware attack

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Finnish IT services giant TietoEVRY has suffered a ransomware attack that forced them to disconnect clients' services.

TietoEVRY is a Finnish software development and IT services company that employs 24,000 people throughout 80 countries. The company earned €2.95 billion in revenue for 2019.

On Monday, TietoEVRY experienced technical issues for 25 customers in the retail, manufacturing, and service-related industries, which was later learned to be caused by a ransomware attack.

After learning of the attack, TietoEVRY disconnected the affected infrastructure and services to prevent the ransomware's further spread.

"Due to the ransomware the affected infrastructure and services were disconnected. Together with the affected customers and our partners, we are working to enable recovery of the operations soonest."
"All affected customers have been informed and regular updates are being shared with them on the progress," TietoEVRY disclosed in a press statement.
 

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Well, this is further confirmation that it doesn't matter if you are an IT corporation or a simple user, but ransomware sometimes manages to infect.
I don't know if it depends by human factor or by a small breach in the security infrastructure, but sooner or later this will happen. Obviously a good backup policy is necessary but unfortunately often criminals threaten to spread unencrypted confidential data if you don't pay the ransom and this is really serious.
 
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