Ukrainian IT company SoftServe has issued an official statement about the recent hacker attack, in which it gave details of the incident and said that its investigation is still ongoing.
As a reminder, in early September SoftServe underwent a hacker attack during which client data, including the source code of a number of developments, were stolen. Later, another confidential data appeared on the network, including scanned copies of internal and foreign passports of company employees.
“As we reported earlier, SoftServe experienced a cybersecurity incident on Tuesday, September 1. It was a complex, multi-step and targeted attack against our company. As a result of the attack, the company’s mail server was damaged, a number of corporate services were disabled, and the internal file server was compromised,” noted SoftServe.
The attackers managed to download fragments of various information, and in order to put pressure on the company, they made them publicly available. SoftServe expects new incidents and declares its readiness for them.
“We expect that new data can be published again and are ready for it. Such actions of attackers, as well as various kinds of provocations and the spread of fakes to escalate the situation are a common tactic in hacker attacks. As noted earlier, SoftServe managed to localize the attack within a few hours after the attack and our team quickly restored the operation of corporate systems that function normally,” noted the company on its Facebook page.
The company also said that SoftServe is currently operating normally and has a “clear plan to deal with the consequences” of the incident. The company promises technical, legal, financial, and other assistance to anyone who suffered from the attack.
SoftServe has engaged one of the world’s cybersecurity experts to independently investigate the incident.
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