GSS is Covisian’s Spanish and Latin America division, counting among the biggest providers in call center services in Europe. A company’s spokesperson told the same publication mentioned above that the ones behind Conti ransomware conducted the attack on the 18th of September. Normally in Conti operations, data leakage is a common method. However, the spokesperson asserted the no data leakage happened and customers are not impacted.
The attack impacted only the GSS network, not the other services Covisian provides in other European states.
Conti ransomware is famous on the scene of recent ransomware attacks and it works as a private ransomware-as-a-service that basically means that affiliates perform ransomware attacks with existing ransomware tools and earn a percentage of the ransom. Some recent malicious operations include the exploitation of ProxyShell vulnerabilities early this month with the goal of compromising Microsoft Exchange Servers.
Spain’s National Institute of Cyber-Security, INCIBE has not come with any comments on the matter.
Covisian also declared about the topic:
The cyberattack, from a data protection point of view, has not affected any of our clients to date. As a preventive measure against the cyberattack and in order to guarantee data protection, the services that could be affected were interrupted. From last Saturday to today, there is no evidence of leakage of any personal data. From GSS we hope to restore interrupted services as soon as possible, as long as their security is guaranteed.
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