The ending of 2019 also brought trouble for a number of businesses in terms of cybersecurity. Before the year-end, another ransomware attack affected IT service provider Synoptek.
Reportedly, the California-based cloud management and IT service provider Synoptek has fallen prey to a cyber attack. The firm that serves over a thousand customers suffered a cyber attack around Christmas time. Consequently, it caused disruption in various operations.
The news about Synoptek service disruptions surfaced online after people began discussing it on Reddit. However, the firm only confirmed the security incident in a tweet on December 27, 2019. That time too, they merely called it a “credential compromise” which they contained.
As revealed, the incident took place on December 23, 2019, two days before Christmas.
In a subsequent update tweet, they merely mentioned contacting the customers affected by the incident. They did not reveal any technical details about what the incident was, how it happened, and the extent of the attack.
Nonetheless, the government officials more promptly reached the customers in this regard. The State of California and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security alerted the users about the Synoptek cyber attack.