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WPP hit by global cyber attack

29-June-2017
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WPP hit by global cyber attack

WPP is scrambling to fix a widespread cyber attack that has affected its systems and employees globally since Tuesday. Hackers launched a series of ransomware attacks on Tuesday that have affected a range of companies across Europe including the likes of shipping giant Maersk, Russian oil and shipping firm Rosneft, pharmaceutical major Merck, among others. Mondelez has also reported computer outages, say media reports.

In a statement on Twitter, WPP said, “IT systems at a number of WPP companies, but not all, have been affected by the global cyber attack. We continue to assess the situation and take appropriate precautionary measures. Everything is being done to return to normal operations as quickly as possible.”

It is not yet clear what the scale of the attack on WPP is. A WPP India spokesperson declined to give details on the impact on India operations saying it was too early to comment and hat there could be an update later in the day.

One media outlet posted an internal memo sent by WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, where he stresses that WPP companies are still “open for business”. “We are working with our IT partners and law enforcement agencies to assess the situation, take all precautionary steps and return to normal operations as soon as we can. At this time, we have no indication that either employee or client data has been compromised. As you would expect, our companies and teams are in contact with clients on an ongoing basis,” Sir Martin writes in the memo.

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