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‘Nobody Is Safe’ As Huge Solution Providers Like DXC Join Smaller MSPs Hit With Ransomware

‘These groups are making billions … They have the money to ramp up their operations in terms of their scale and sophistication. It is inevitable that they will have more success with bigger targets,’ Brett Callow, threat analyst with Emsisoft tells CRN.

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DXC Technology

The business process outsourcer – which generated $20.75 billion in sales in 2019 -- announced that it was hit by ransomware on July 5, in an attack that came through its U.K.-based subsidiary Xchanging, a managed service provider to insurance customers.

The attack took out multiple customers, however the company said it did not appear to have lost any information as a result. DXC declined to say what strain of ransomware infected its systems.

“The company has implemented a series of containment and remediation measures to resolve this situation,” the Tyson, Va.-based company said in a statement. “DXC is actively working with affected customers to restore access to their operating environment as quickly as possible. DXC is also engaging with law enforcement and appropriate cyber agencies.”

 
 
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