Yesterday, its two big companies Spain they accepted ransomware attack. The attacks took place on the same day, something that many experts remember attacks from the WannaCry ransomware that had caused major problems to many Companies the 2017.
The WannaCry was first discovered on 12 May 2017. A Spain was one of the first countries to be affected (with the United Kingdom). WannaCry was then used to launch attacks on the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and the service provider Internet Telefonica.
However, the data available so far shows that Yesterday's attacks are not part of a larger world campaign, like WannaCry was. At present, only two companies have been affected.
The first company is called Everis. It is an IT consulting company and belongs to the NTT Data Group. The second victim is SER chain, Spain's largest radio network. The two companies alone reported the breach. The radio network made the announcement through the official website of.
Both companies advised their employees to close them computers and disconnect their systems from the internet.
The attack had a greater impact on the IT company, as all of its branches were affected. Everis has more than 24.500 employees in 18 countries. Evidence, so far, shows that ransomware spread through the interior network affecting all of the company's systems and 18 countries.
Everis employees posted on social media some screenshots showing that the ransomware that hit the company is a version of ransomware BitPaymer. The same malicious software had been used recently to launch attacks on the French television station M6 and the German company Fungus.
As for the Cadena SER radio network, they have not been published information on ransomware.
As we have said above, Spain was one of the first targets of the WannaCry campaign. For this reason, the government has taken steps and was able to respond immediately to yesterday's attacks.
The Spanish Ministry of National Security published a list of tips for safety at cyberspace within a few hours of the incidents. In addition, he urged all companies to take appropriate measures and to improve the security practices they use. Finally, he urged any other victims to turn to INCIBE, the National Institute of Cyber-Security of Spain.
The two attacks certainly did not have the devastating impact of WannaCry ransomware but they managed to panic the local companies and awaken unpleasant memories. Many companies use it software Everis and some of them fear that they may have become infected themselves.
In addition, there are rumors that other IT companies have been affected. These rumors have forced many companies, such as KPMG and Accenture, to post a statement on Twitter to reassure them customers to them that everything is working properly.