Pitney Bowes and Groupe M6 join ransomware’s victim list
For what seems like the umpteenth time this year, a big company has found itself struggling after a ransomware attack.
The victim this time is US mailing services company, Pitney Bowes, which made an announcement to explain why a range of its services had been disrupted.
The company is famous for its franking machines but these days that physical function is integrated with larger tracking systems, which in turn tie into parcel delivery networks.
This means you can frank parcels but also know where they are. Currently, some of those services might be down, the company said, including SendPro products, postage refill, ‘Your Account' access, and the ‘Supplies' web store.
We don't know which ransomware is involved, nor when the affected systems might return. The company offered this reassurance:
In consultation with our security advisors on this issue, we do not believe there are other client risks. We have seen no evidence that customer accounts or data have been impacted.