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Big global IT outsourcer Excis hit by Windows ransomware Featured

Big global IT outsourcer Excis hit by Windows ransomware Image by Jireh Gibson from Pixabay

Global IT outsourcing firm Excis has been hit by a Windows ransomware attack, with the malware used being Sekhmet, another one of the breed that exfiltrates victims' data before locking it down.

A fairly large amount of data from the company has been posted online, with the attackers claiming to have contacted company co-founder and joint owner Finn Lyskov who told them that it did not hold any important data.

According to the people behind this attack, the Excis site was breached on 30 May.

Lyskov's phone number was also published on the site, with the attackers saying, "feel free to ask him about 'Securing banks and military sites'!"

Excis, set up in Belgium in 2011, has its headquarters in the UK and has a worldwide network of more than 6000 engineers, according to its own website.

It has offices around the globe, including one in Queensland.

Among the services the company offers are compliance, business video, round-the-clock support, Wi-Fi expertise, data security consulting, looking after data centre servers and cabling, network operations centre functions, help desk, VoIP expertise, warehousing and logistics for IT and end-user support.

Excis staff have accreditations from Polycom. Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Wipro and Genpact, the company claims.

iTWire has contacted the company for comment.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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