Experts Comments: CyrusOne Hit By Ransomware Attack

CyrusOne, one of the biggest data centre providers in the US, has suffered a ransomware attack, ZDNet has learned.

CyrusOne is currently working with law enforcement and forensics firms to investigate the attack and is also helping customers restore lost data from backups.

The incident took place yesterday and was caused by a version of the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.

This is the same ransomware family that hit several managed service providers in June, over 20 Texas local governments in early August, and 400+ US dentist offices in late August.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder,  CyCognito
December 07, 2019
More organizations with non-technical users and employees are actively educating users to avoid the "accidental clicks".
More organizations with non-technical users and employees are actively educating users to avoid the "accidental clicks" that can open the door to such ransomware attacks, and it is surprising that a tech-savvy environment fall victim to these attacks. But casting blame on employees is absolutely the wrong conclusion to jump to. Many organizations are unaware of their exposed Internet-facing asset ....
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Saryu Nayyar, CEO,  Gurucul
December 06, 2019
There are steps that organisations can take to protect themselves against ransomware.
The specifics of this attack are still not entirely clear, so the lessons learned are still to be identified. However, the majority of ransomware attacks are the result of well-known, preventable vulnerabilities. Known vulnerabilities are an easy path for an intruder to take to get into an organisation. But it's apparent that many organisations still aren't minding the cybersecurity basics and tha ....
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