CDK Global faced second ransomware attack

CDK Global, a prominent provider of software solutions for automotive sales and services across 15,000 dealerships, recently faced significant disruptions due to alleged ransomware attacks. Reports indicate that the attacks, attributed to the Black Suit file encrypting malware group, initially targeted the company, causing temporary service disruptions.

Shortly after the first incident, media outlets reported a second ransomware attack targeting CDK Global while recovery efforts from the initial breach were still ongoing. Lisa Finney, a spokesperson for the company, confirmed the occurrence of the second attack and assured that investigations were underway. Law enforcement agencies were promptly notified, and security experts were engaged to conduct a thorough investigation.

Meanwhile, efforts to restore services were in progress, with CDK Global urging caution among its staff regarding potential phishing attacks. Employees were warned about threats where malicious actors could impersonate CDK partners to obtain sensitive information.

Cybersecurity experts emphasize the importance of promptly addressing vulnerabilities through software upgrades and updates. Failure to do so may leave companies vulnerable to repeated attacks throughout the year. It is crucial for affected businesses to seek expert guidance to patch vulnerabilities effectively, thereby minimizing future risks of exploitation by cybercriminals.

Additionally, at the end of last week, a legal suit was filed by Yuriy Loginov in the District Court of Illinois for miserably failing to protect the information of its customers with industry standard security protocols leading to theft of Personal Identifiable Information of customers. More details are awaited!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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