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Ransomware attack hits Pitney Bowes, impacting company mail rooms around the world

October 16, 2019

Global shipping and mailing service Pitney Bowes has fallen foul of a ransomware attack that has encrypted data on its computer systems and disrupted customer access to its online services.

In a statement published on its website, Pitney Bowes advised customers that it did not believe that client data had been compromised and that users’ postage meters were not at risk of infection.

However, warned Pitney Bowes, the ransomware attack against the firm had left customers unable to top-up the credit on their stamping devices, and SendPro products, postage refill, and access to the online account area had all been impacted.

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