Overview of CloudNordic’s Cyber Breach
Danish cloud service provider, CloudNordic, recently fell victim to a massive ransomware assault. During the attack, cyber miscreants not only immobilized all company systems, including their official website and email but also encrypted clients’ platforms.
Ramifications of the Ransomware Attack
According to a statement on CloudNordic’s site, culprits managed to encrypt every server disk, alongside primary and secondary backup systems. This encryption rendered all devices inoperative, cutting off access to all data. Interestingly, while the data encryption was thorough, CloudNordic assures no signs indicate data exfiltration. Regardless of the hackers’ ransom demand, the firm resolved neither to negotiate nor to pay.
Root Cause Remains Unclear
The origin of the cyber onslaught remains uncertain. However, CloudNordic hints at potential exacerbation from inadvertently moving infected systems between data centers. This move connected the compromised systems to their internal network – an oversight they regret. Through this network, hackers accessed central administrative and backup platforms.
Impact on Associated Companies
Besides CloudNordic, Azero customers too felt the repercussions. Both entities, alongside threat intelligence provider Netquest, come under the umbrella of Denmark’s Certiqa Holding. As they grapple with the aftermath, CloudNordic and Azero are in full swing, rebuilding client email and web systems, albeit data-less.
While the company endeavors to communicate, they face hindrances. A recent email outreach for comments was met with an undeliverable error.