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Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

October 23, 2020

French IT giant Sopra Steria was hit with a cyber attack this week that disrupted the business of the firm and is widely believed to be the work of the threat actors behind Ryuk ransomware.

The company revealed the attack in a brief press statement released Oct. 22, two days after officials said the attack—which reportedly encrypted parts of the firm’s network—occurred.

“A cyberattack has been detected on Sopra Steria’s IT network on the evening of 20th October,” officials said. “Security measures have been implemented in order to contain risks.”

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