Cyber ​​attack on SD Worx in UK

European HR and payroll management company SD Worx has been hit by a cyber attack in the United Kingdom. It was forced to shut down its IT infrastructure for payroll and HR services in the region.

The company informed its customers on Monday that its UK and Irish division was the target of a cyber attack. “Our security team was there last night Harmful The activity was detected in our hosted data center,” the company said in an advisory to its UK and Irish customers.

SD Worx notes that it has taken immediate action by proactively isolating its systems and servers to prevent further damage. As a result, the customer portal for SD Worx in the United Kingdom is currently inaccessible, although login portals for other European countries are operating normally.

‘No Ransomware’

SD Worx was originally a Belgian company, but increasingly operates as a European group. As a result of the acquisitions, it is active in 26 countries, mainly in Europe. It employs more than 7,000 people and accounts for the payroll of about 5.2 million workers in 82,000 establishments. It is, in its own words, one of the top five places in the world.

As an HR consultant, SD Worx processes personal data such as names, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, bank account numbers and employee ratings. But in a statement to a trade publication Bleeping computer The company says the attack was not ransomware and there is currently no evidence that data has been compromised.

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