WPP Slowly Brings IT Systems Back Online After Attack

Things aren’t back to normal at WPP yet, but the holding company issued an update today that indicated it was making progress in the wake of Tuesday’s global ransomeware attack.

The firm made a point of saying that despite the chaos created by the attack, it has so far found “no evidence” that any confidential  information or personal data had been disclosed to third parties.

The company said it was now bringing its computer and other IT systems back online in a “in a measured and prudent way.”

Here’s the full text of the company’s latest update filed Thursday at about 2 p.m. ET:

“A number of WPP companies were affected by this week’s global malware attack.
While the attack did not affect the entire Group, and many of our companies are fully functional, some continue to be disrupted.
Steady progress is being made towards restoring services. However, in doing so, our emphasis is not only on speed but on safety, and on minimising the impact for our people, partners and clients.
With any such attack, data security is of primary concern. There is no evidence to suggest that confidential information or personal data of any kind has been disclosed to any third parties.
As soon as we became aware of the attack on Tuesday 27 June, we took appropriate precautionary measures, including shutting down systems to protect business and client operations and data. We are now bringing those systems back online in a measured and prudent way, in line with good practice.
Everything is being done to resume normal service as soon as possible, and further updates will follow.”





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