WPP Tells Employees to Turn Off Computers After Cyber Attack

Must Read

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

LSPWC begins rehabilitation work on LASU-Iba road intersection with Lagos Badagry Expressway (Photos)

Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) begins rehabilitation work on LASU-Iba road intersection with Lagos Badagry Expressway. This rehabilitation work...

Midea Showrooms And Stores In Nigeria

If you’ve been wondering where Midea showroom and stores are in Nigeria below is a list of Showrooms and...
- Advertisement -
  • Employees said told to turn off computers, not use Wi-fi
  • Ogilvy office in London said to be shut down due to attack
Massive Cyberattack Hits Companies in Europe and Russia
WPP Plc, the world’s largest advertising company, was hit by a cyber attack, as companies in the Ukraine and Russia were also being targeted.
- Advertisement -

“IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected,” WPP said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. “We are assessing the situation, taking appropriate measures and will update as soon as possible.”

WPP’s website is down, and employees have been told to turn off their computers and not use Wi-fi, according to a person familiar with the matter. Sea Containers, the London offices of WPP creative agency Ogilvy & Mather, has been shut down, another person said. Images on Twitter showed screens that said users’ files had been encrypted and demanded $300 be paid in Bitcoin to unlock them.

Read:  WPP Cyberattack Serves as a Wake-Up Call to Agencies and CMOs Alike

That matches the profile of the Petya virus which, according to the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Group-IB, disabled computers at more than 80 companies in Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday and demanded a $300 ransom in cryptocurrency.

Read:  National Examinations Council Statistics: 870,397 candidates sat for the examination in June/July 2016

The strikes follow the global ransomware assault in May involving the WannaCry virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries as extortionists demanded $300 in bitcoin from victims for them to be decrypted. Ransomware attacks have been soaring and the number of such incidents increased by 50 percent in 2016, according to an April report from Verizon Communications Inc.

 

 

Read:  OLX Unveils New App

 

 

 

(Bloomberg)

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

LASG goes tough on illegal Waterfront Land Reclamation, arrests fourteen (Photos)

The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis at Banana Island...

ABULE-EGBA EXPLOSION: Government To Meet With NNPC On Compensation For Victims – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Government will be meeting with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss on issues of compensation for victims of...

Unilever Nigeria records 34% decline in Revenue in 2019 Unaudited Result

Unilever Nigeria Plc published its Full-year (FY) 2019 earnings report indicating a loss of N4.22 billion vs N10.15 billion profit in the corresponding period...

NIPR Fellows Pays Tribute To Chief Alex Akinyele

Professionals in the Marketing Communications Industry on Thursday, 23rd of January 2020, paid their last respect to the late Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele, at...

More Articles Like This