Equinix reports progress in containment of cyber incident

Maria Nikolova

“We have reached a milestone that we believe will prevent the release of any data associated with this incident”, Equinix said.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) today provided an update on a recent cyber incident. The company said progress was made in its containment and mitigation efforts:

“Our containment and mitigation efforts have progressed well since the detection of the incident and we have reached a milestone that we believe will prevent the release of any data associated with this incident. Our data centers and services to customers have not been impacted by the incident and our internal systems are rapidly approaching full restoration”.

The investigation into the incident continues.

Let’s recall that, on September 9, 2020, Equinix confirmed there was security incident it had detected that involves ransomware on some of its internal systems. Equinix’s teams took immediate and decisive action to address the incident, notified law enforcement and are continuing to investigate.

“Note that as most customers operate their own equipment within Equinix data centers, this incident has had no impact on their operations or the data on their equipment at Equinix. The security of the data in our systems is always a top priority and we intend to take all necessary actions, as appropriate, based on the results of our investigation”, the company said.

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