Everis, one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shut down all its computer systems until the issue gets resolved completely.
Ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts files on an infected system until a ransom is paid.
According to several local media, Everis informed its employees about the devastating widespread ransomware attack, saying:
“We are suffering a massive virus attack on the Everis network. Please keep the PCs off. The network has been disconnected with clients and between offices. We will keep you updated.”
“Please, urgently transfer the message directly to your teams and colleagues due to standard communication problems.”
According to a Spanish Cybersecurity consultant, the malware encrypted files on Everis’s computers with an extension name resembling the company’s name, i.e., “.3v3r1s,” which suggests the attack was highly targeted.
At this moment, it’s unknown which specific ransomware family was used to target the company, but the attackers behind the attack reportedly demanded €750,000 (~USD 835,000) in ransom for the decryptor, a company insider informed bitcoin.es…