Communications and IT solutions provider Lumen Technologies this week revealed that it fell victim to two cyberattacks, including a ransomware attack that crippled some of its systems. Headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, Lumen offers an enterprise technology platform that combines networking, cloud, security, and collaboration services.
In a Form 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week, the company revealed that intruders deployed malware on its systems in two separate incidents. The first of them was a ransomware attack in which “a limited number of the company’s servers that support a segmented hosting service” were infected. Following the incident, a small number of Lumen’s enterprise customers are seeing degraded operations, the company says.
As part of the second incident, the company notes in the SEC filing, an intruder accessed Lumen’s “internal information technology systems”, conducted reconnaissance, deployed malware, and exfiltrated “a relatively limited amount of data”. Lumen says it does not believe that these attacks would impact its operations or that they will adversely affect its financial results.
The company is currently evaluating potential responses to the ransomware attack, while also continuing to assess the potential impact of both events, including whether any personally identifiable or other sensitive information has been exfiltrated. Lumen has shared no details on the number of impacted customers, the type of ransomware used, and whether it engaged in communication with the attackers.
It is clear that Lumen is taking the necessary steps to insulate their customers and themselves from the effect of this incident. It is important for organizations to remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves from ransomware attacks. These steps include implementing robust security measures that can detect malicious activity, educating employees about the risks associated with ransomware, and regularly backing up important data to ensure it can be restored in the event of an attack.
In conclusion, Lumen Technologies revealed this week that they suffered two cyberattacks, including a ransomware attack. Lumen is evaluating potential responses to the ransomware attack and assessing the potential impact of both events. Organizations should remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves from ransomware attacks in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
– Lumen Technologies fell victim to two cyberattacks, including a ransomware attack.
– Lumen is currently evaluating potential responses to the ransomware attack and assessing the potential impact.
– Organizations should take steps to protect themselves from ransomware attacks in order to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.