French IT services firm Sopra Steria was reportedly hit by a Ryuk ransomware attack that encrypted portions of its network. Sopra Steria confirmed it suffered a cyberattack but did not say it was ransomware. Sources told the French IT website LeMagIT that the company was hit by Ryuk ransomware.
- Sophia Steria has 45,000 employees in many countries and boasts high-profile customers such as Société Générale, BNP Paribas, La Banque Postale, HSBC, Crédit Agricole, RBS, Hyundai Capital and the Bank of China.
- In a statement, Sopra Steria said that it is in "close contact" with customers, partners, and law enforcement about the attack.
- The Ryuk ransomware group was reportedly behind a number of high profile attacks, including the attack on Universal Health Services.