News and Updates on Information Technology

Australia – Schepisi Communications

xploit: Hacking

Schepisi Communications: Cloud Storage

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Risk to Business: 2.307 = Severe

Melbourne-based Schepisi Communications has been the victim of a suspected ransomware attack. The company’s website has been offline for days after a hacker group said it infiltrated the company’s data systems and posted a disturbing ransom note on the dark web. The company is a service provider for Telstra that supplies phone numbers and cloud storage services. Among Schepisi’s other customers that appeared to have had their information exposed were global food conglomerate Nestle, a Melbourne radio station, an Australian property management firm, and a financial services company based in Victoria.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Malware and ransomware have been the plague of increasingly beleaguered service providers. Every organization in the sector should step up phishing resistance training to reduce the chance of falling prey to an attack.