Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

September 21, 2020

Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

The colocation provider says it’s managed to mitigate successfully. Other victims weren’t so lucky.

In a statement published on its website, Equinix said that the ransomware attack on its infrastructure disclosed earlier this month has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data lost.

"Our mitigation efforts have yielded full containment of the recent security incident," the company said.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek is quoted in this article, where he discusses the recent ransomware attack on Equinix. The company said that its infrastructure has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data lost. But, BleepingComputer is reporting that the particular strain of ransomware involved was Netwalker, and attackers asked for $4.5 million in ransom, and they stole files containing financial information, payroll, and audits.

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