In Extenso extends the list of victims of cyberattacks
Part of the IT group specializing in services to VSEs and SMEs was paralyzed, including the telephony of some of its 250 agencies in France, by a cyberattack that occurred during the weekend of April 10.
In an email to the editor, In Extenso’s communications director confirms that the company has suffered a cyberattack conducted with ransomware. And to specify that no data leak was observed. She explains that, “as a security measure, and in order to limit the spread of the virus, In Extenso’s server and applications were immediately shut down by our Information Systems Department and cybersecurity experts” . She adds that “all of our employees, customers and partners have been informed of the situation” and that a dedicated hotline has been set up to answer any questions they may have.
The communication director of In Extenso also ensures that “thanks to the mobilization of our IT teams, the restart of our applications has already started”, but specifies, however, that she is not able at this stage to specify a date for restoration of all of the company’s tools.
[Original article] Not a word on its website or on social media, but In Extenso has just been the subject of a cyberattack . We have received confirmation from one of its 250 agencies in France, because the head office is not responding. Its IP telephony lines fell during the attack. And this also applies to some agencies.
The incident occurred on the night of Saturday to Sunday April 11. Since some web services are inaccessible, as are remote desktop services. The agency we contacted told us that it was also private computer.
In Extenso claims 100,000 TPE and SME customers. On its website, it indicates to address artisans, traders, liberal professions, or associations. The group explains that it offers “a complete professional service, at all stages of the life of the company”, and in broad areas: “compatibility, taxation, management, legal, social advice and payroll, management of the manager’s assets, advice in innovation-growth, business transfer ”.
This cyberattack occurs while the Senate business delegation is organizing a round table on the cybersecurity of mid-cap companies on April 15 at 9 a.m., notably with Guillaume Poupard, director general of the National Information Systems Security Agency. (Anssi), and Jérôme Notin, Managing Director of GIP Acyma (cybermalveillance.gouv.fr).
The beginning of this month of April was particularly painful in France, on the cyberattack front . We already have 9, including, most recently, the municipalities of Élancourt, Douai, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and Morières-lès-Avignon, as well as the Saint-Gaudens hospital. Worldwide, we already have over 85 ransomware attacks, up from 2 30 in March .
We asked In Extenso for more information on the cyberattack he suffered. We’ll be sure to update this article when they reach us.