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Ransomware Attacks DXC Technology’s Xchanging Subsidiary

A ransomware attack hit certain systems at DXC Technology's Xchanging subsidiary. the global systems integrator and Top 200 MSSP has disclosed.

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Xchanging is a business process and technology services provider and integrator that supports the commercial insurance industry. DXC is "confident that this incident is isolated to the Xchanging environment. In addition, DXC does not have any indication at this time that data has been compromised or lost," the parent company said in a July 5 statement.

The statement went on to say:

"The company has implemented a series of containment and remediation measures to resolve this situation. DXC is actively working with affected customers to restore access to their operating environment as quickly as possible. DXC is also engaging with law enforcement and appropriate cyber agencies."

IT consulting firms, MSPs and business outsourcing specialists remain prime targets for ransomware attacks -- particularly because MSPs typically have deep digital connections into end-customer networks.

Recent ransomware attack victims include global IT consultancy Cognizant, and business process outsourcing (BPO) specialist Conduent.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.