Exabytes Falls Victim To Ransomware Attack: Causes Disruptions To Certain Services

Mainly recognized for its area and hosting providers, Exabytes has revealed that it has skilled a ransomware assault. According to a discover that was posted within the Community Forums of its help web site at 9:12 PM yesterday, the corporate first detected the incident at 5:00 AM.

As it’s possible you’ll count on, the ransomware assault has induced disruptions to a few of the providers supplied by the Penang-based firm who apparently serving greater than 160,000 shoppers all through the world. Among providers that had been affected by the assault contains WordPress internet hosting, digital non-public server, and Windows-based shared internet hosting, in line with Exabytes’ help web site.

Exabytes’ help web site, as captured at 1:49 AM right now.

However, service restoration is going down at a really gradual tempo although for the reason that web site additionally famous that solely 3% of the information has been restored by 12:30 AM right now. So far, the help web site didn’t point out how lengthy the total restoration course of would take.

Meanwhile, nothing a lot was revealed by way of the temporary assertion that was launched by Exabytes though the corporate did word that it has knowledgeable authorities concerning the assault. In a tweet that has since been deleted, the attackers have apparently requested USD900,000 (~RM3.75 million) in cryptocurrency from the corporate though it’s unclear whether or not Exabytes has truly paid for it or in any other case.

(Source: Exabytes – [1][2], Amanz. Image: Exabytes / Facebook.)


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