Ransomware, Content

Ransomware Attacks Orange Business Services, Some Customer Data Exposed

A picture taken on December 5, 2012 shows the logo of French telecom group Orange-France Telecom displayed at LeWeb Paris 2012 in Saint-Denis, near Paris.  AFP PHOTO ERIC PIERMONT

Orange Business Services, a major telecommunications service provider with an Top 200 MSSP business unit, has suffered a ransomware attack, BleepingComputer reports.

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Orange Business Services offers collaborative workspaces, cybersecurity, data intelligence, connectivity, cloud, Internet of Things, and mobile connectivity services.

Key details from the report Bleeping Computer report include:

  • Orange suffered the ransomware attack starting July 4, 2020, and extending into July 5, 2020.
  • Nefilim hackers gained access to roughly data from 20 Orange Pro/SME customers.
  • As part of the ransom operators' leak, a 339MB archive file was published titled 'Orange_leak_part1.rar' that contained data that was allegedly stolen from Orange during the attack.

Ransomware Attacks MSPs, MSSPs, IT Consulting Firms

The U.S. Secret Service recently warned that hackers are increasingly targeting MSPs. The warning comes nearly two years after the FBI issued a similar warning about hackers targeting MSPs.

Orange is the latest in a growing list of major IT service providers, MSPs and MSSPs that have suffered ransomware attacks. Other recent victims include Cognizant, DXC subsidiary xChanging, and IT staffing firm Collabera.

How MSPs Can Mitigate Ransomware Attack Risks: To safeguard your MSP business and clientele from ransomware attacks, follow this tip sheet.

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.