Possible ransomware attack disturbs Altran Technologies' European operations

News by Bradley Barth

French engineering research and consulting firm Altran Technologies disclosed this week that a 24 January cyber-attack impacted its operations in certain European countries.

French engineering research and consulting firm Altran Technologies disclosed this week that a 24 January cyber-attack impacted its operations in certain European countries.

In response to the incident, the company immediately shut down its IT network and all applications," the company said in a press release issued on Monday.

Altran’s statement was short on specifics, but a report from Bleeping Computer today says that the company appears to have fallen victim to a ransomware program known as LockerGoga. The report cited a tweet from a computer researcher with the Twitter handle @xvxsh4d0w, which suggests that a particular malware sample found on VirusTotal was responsible for the attack.

"We have mobilised leading global third-party technical experts and forensics, and the investigation we have conducted with them has not identified any stolen data nor instances of a propagation of the incident to our clients," the release stated. "Our recovery plan is unfolding as expected and our technical teams are fully mobilised."

This article was originally published on SC Media US.

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