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Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down ilicomm Technology Solutions

Comic Relief’s internal systems are down for the third day running after a ransomware attack on one of the charity’s servers on Wednesday.

Founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriters, the charity behind the UK’s Red Nose Day telethon took down all of its internal systems in the wake of the attack. An email sent on Wednesday to the charity’s staff from Zennon Hannick, its CTO, confirmed that “there has been a ransomware attack on one of Comic Relief’s servers.”

Staffers were told there would “no access to other external systems such as the internet, Citrix or webmail”.

Workers at the charity were told to work from home if they needed internet access, which is not expected to be available on the premises until lunchtime today.

Copyright: theregister.co.uk

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