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IT Services Giant Sopra Steria Reportedly Hit with Ryuk Ransomware

Sopra Steria, one of the world’s biggest IT services companies, has reportedly been hit with the Ryuk ransomware. 

Sopra Steria Group SA is a giant IT firm whose business areas span consulting services, systems integration, enterprise resource planning, implementation of applications, technical support, outsourcing services and professional processes operation.

With around 45,000 employees and offices in 25 countries, the France-based company even lists cybersecurity services among its offerings. But that’s not to say it can’t fall victim to a cyberattack itself. And, according to recent reports, that’s precisely what happened on Tuesday, when ransomware operators reportedly encrypted parts of its network.

The next day, Sopra Steria issued the following statement:

“A cyberattack has been detected on Sopra Steria’s IT network on the evening of 20th October. Security measures have been implemented in order to contain risks. The Group’s teams are working hard for a return to normal as quickly as possible and every effort has been made to ensure business continuity. Sopra Steria is in close contact with its customers and partners, as well as the competent authorities.”

Pressed to expand on the boilerplate statement, Sopra Steria representatives told BleepingComputer they “don’t have further details to share.”

Sources familiar with the matter told the news outlet that the group responsible for the attack are the operatives behind the Ryuk ransomware strain. LeMagIT, a French IT magazine operating under US marketing company TechTarget, reportedly got the same tip from its sources.

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Filip TRUTA

Filip is an experienced writer with over a decade of practice in the technology realm. He has covered a wide range of topics in such industries as gaming, software, hardware and cyber-security, and has worked in various B2B and B2C marketing roles. Filip currently serves as Information Security Analyst with Bitdefender.