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CNT telco has suffered a ransomware attack that has disrupted business operations

Exploit: Hacking

Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicación (CNT): State Run Telecommunications Utility

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Risk to Business: 1.919 = Severe

Ecuador’s state-run Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicación (CNT) has suffered a ransomware attack that has disrupted business operations, the payment portal and customer support. This company provides telecommunications services including fixed-line phone service, mobile, satellite TV, and internet connectivity. The attack has shut online payment systems down. RansomEXX is suspected to be the culprit. An investigation and systems restoration is ongoing.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmed that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Customer satisfaction is bound to be severely impacted by the loss of online payment systems.

Source: Bleeping Computer