Rackspace confirms outage was caused by ransomware attack

From bleepingcomputer.com

Rackspace CSOC (cyber security operations center) / Image: Rackspace

Texas-based cloud computing provider Rackspace has confirmed today that a ransomware attack is behind an ongoing Hosted Exchange outage described as an “isolated disruption.”

“As you know, on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, we became aware of suspicious activity and immediately took proactive measures to isolate the Hosted Exchange environment to contain the incident,” the company said in an update to the initial incident report.

“We have since determined this suspicious activity was the result of a ransomware incident.”

Rackspace says that the investigation, led by a cyber defense firm and its own internal security team, is in its early stages with no info on “what, if any, data was affected.”

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