A cyberattack brings down Côtes-d’Armor sites

A ransomware cyberattack against a service provider shut down several sites in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany. Other victims have been identified.

Several sites in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany are currently unavailable on May 15, after a cyberattack that affected a service provider. The local administration is currently reachable by phone and email, but it is impossible to search for information on public platforms.

The home page of the department's website.  // Source: Numerama
The home page of the department’s website. // Source: Numerama

The department actually suffered the consequences of an attack against its host, the DIS group tells us the specialized magazine MagIt. This Lille-based company has indeed suffered a ransomware cyberattack. The company’s website states ” we are currently under attack. We have taken the initiative to cut off external access to all infrastructures. Currently, your services are not accessible. We are doing our best to restore the situation as soon as possible. ».

An increase in attacks against service providers

Other collateral victims are to be deplored, such as the Actu.fr media. The local news site was down for a few hours this May 13 before a return to normal at the end of the day.

Attacks on providers are not new and are quickly visible given the number of victims behind. The ITS company had been hit by the Play ransomware group in the fall of 2022. The Lockbit collective had also targeted an IT services company a year ago. ANSSI says it handled 18 digital service company compromises in 2021, compared to 4 in 2020.

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