Recently, it was reported that clients who use the hosting services of Internet Solutions are at risk. What this means is that a cyberthreat allegedly managed to cripple the servers of Internet Solutions. Some security experts suggested that the cyberthreat may have been a ransomware which encrypts data and asks money in exchange for ransomware removal to receive the decryption key.
Some clients revealed that they were facing various suspicious activities even before the company announced the breach. One of the most troubling facts is that the ransomware may not be the only villain in the story. Other dangerous malware like Trojans and exploit kits may also threaten the servers of the clients.
A spokesperson from Internet Solutions has stated that there has been no cyberattack on the famous IP services provider’s network. Kervin Pillay—the CTO—explained that what actually happened was quite different than the initial theories.
Pillay states that so far there have been no reports that a ransomware or any other malware had been succeeded in the security breach. Instead, he has blamed the problem on “irregularities” that alerted the radars of the company’s cybersecurity systems. Their internal monitoring systems found several anomalies on a number of hosting services.
The irregularities have affected the clients in 5 major environments: Standard Virtual Machine, Cloud Virtual Services, Virtual Data Center, Leased Server, and SkyLight.
Pillay has clarified that investigations are going to determine the exact root of the problem. Hence, no ransomware removal or any other anti-malware strategy has been designed to address the breach. He denied any comments on any breach related to their clients which could be from any other source.
Till now, a notice has been sent from Internet Solutions to its hosting clients as a warning about the security breach. Necessary precautions like setting new passwords and other routine security measures were also recommended. So far, there has been no ransom demand for ransomware removal.