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France: a vast hacking operation targets companies

Since Friday July 17, the mutual insurer MMA has encountered difficulties in offering its services because of its site which has been the victim of an attack.

A problem that is probably related to a computer attack that took place on the night of July 16 to 17. Through a LinkedIn post, the insurer specified that the failure impacted its entire central IT network and " required the shutdown of IT systems as a precaution, leading to accessibility difficulties on the site. and on all of its management services".

According to the Le monde Informatique website , several other MMA subsidiary agencies were also affected by the outage following their inability to access the group's internal IT messaging tools. But to be able to continue to provide services, the group has, through a press release, invited customers to contact the agency by telephone for urgent questions.

“ We apologize for the impact this may have on the processing time of cases. For urgent questions, contact your MMA agent by phone. "Without specifying the breakdown in question, the group told Ouest France that the problem has been identified and is being treated.

Two other cases

According to a cybersecurity specialist, it could be a cyber ransomware attack. According to him, the perpetrators of these attacks blackmail the site owners by threatening to publish their data. Most recently, the online travel reservations platform MisterFly was attacked. However, the platform continues to function and reservations can still be made, according to the agency's e-commerce director. Likewise, according to the Zata site , the French company affiliated with the CPM group, specializing in field sales and marketing, was also the victim of a cyberattack.

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