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France – Sopra Steria

Exploit: Ransomware
Sopra Steria: IT Services and Data Center Operator

Risk to Small Business: 2.009 = Severe

French tech services giant Sopra Steria was slammed with a potential new variant of Ryuk ransomware, causing a disaster that could take months to clean up. The company, a member of France’s Cyber Campus, operates data centers for Britain’s NHS as well as operating software development, fintech, and consulting services. The investigation and recovery are expected to take months, and some systems are still not fully operational.

Individual Risk: No personal or financial data is reported as stolen or compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks on large IT services targets that operate data centers, especially if they have medical information, have been ramping up as the search for a vaccine for COVID-19 makes patient and research data a hot seller in Dark Web data markets.