In December 2019, Synoptek, an IT service provider in California, was reported to be a victim of a Sodinokibi ransomware attack. It offers comprehensive IT management and consultancy services to organizations worldwide, including state and local governments as well as organizations in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail, and software industries. The company has paid a ransom to the attackers in exchange for decryption keys.
The incident was brought to Synoptek's attention when the affected customers posted about the attack on Reddit on December 24. The company reported the attack a few days later on its Twitter account. Sodinokibi, also known as REvil,targets Windows systems and encrypts files stored on victims' computers.
Synoptek CEO Tim Britt announced that the attack impacted only 1,178 customers. Fortunately, they were able to contain the attack on Christmas Day.
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