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Datacentre firm Equinix investigating ransomware attack

September 10, 2020

Cloud and datacentre services firm Equinix is investigating a ransomware cyber attack that has left an undisclosed number of its internal systems offline, but has moved to reassure its customers that the incident is not affecting its customers or service levels.

At the time of writing, details of the incident were thin on the ground, and there was no indication of what strain of ransomware has been used or precisely what systems were affected.

In a brief statement posted to its website on the evening of 9 September 2020, Equinix said its teams took “immediate and decisive” action to address the incident, including notifying law enforcement.

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