The National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) of Italy has issued a warning to organizations around the world, urging them to take immediate action to protect their systems from a massive ransomware attack.
The attack, which exploits a software vulnerability, has already affected servers in countries like France, Finland, the United States, and Canada, with dozens of Italian organizations believed to have been affected and many more at risk.
ACN director general Roberto Baldoni has stressed the need for organizations to be proactive in securing their systems against such attacks, saying that a ransomware attack on this scale can have far-reaching consequences for both the affected organizations and their customers.
In response to the attack, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a statement, saying that it is working with public and private sector partners to assess the impact of the reported incidents and provide assistance where needed.
Telecom Italia customers reported internet problems on Sunday, though the issues were not believed to be related to the ransomware attack. As organizations scramble to secure their systems, it’s important for companies to take cybersecurity seriously and implement best practices to minimize the risk of a ransomware attack.