News and Updates on Information Technology

USA – Equinix

Exploit: Ransomware
Equinix: Data Center Operator

Risk to Small Business: 2.816 = Severe

Netwalker ransomware made itself at home at data center giant Equinix, and the cybercriminals gang responsible is asking for $4.5 million to move out. The  attack occurred over the US Labor Day holiday weekend, and appears to impact Equinix’s Australian clients most heavily. An accompanying screenshot showing a sample of the encrypted/stolen data includes folders of financial information, payroll, accounting, audits, and data center reports.

Individual Risk: No individual information was reported as compromised, but that could be a future consequence as events unfold.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Once again, a professional services provider fails to protect customer information by failing to resist a phishing attack – and this time they’re in the information business. That could put future clients off.