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HCL Technologies Discloses Ransomware Incident, Investigation in Progress; No Significant Impact Detected

HCL Technologies has revealed the detection of a ransomware incident within a confined cloud environment linked to one of its projects. The company assured that there has been no noticeable impact on the broader HCLTech network due to this event. Emphasizing the priority of safeguarding sensitive information, HCLTech initiated a thorough investigation to identify the root cause and implement necessary remedial measures promptly. The cybersecurity and data protection focus remains a top priority for the company during this incident.

In response to the ransomware event, HCL Technologies disclosed that the incident occurred in an isolated cloud environment related to a specific project. The company confirmed that, as of now, there is no apparent impact on the overall HCLTech network. While the incident is being taken seriously, the swift response includes an extensive investigation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to determine the root cause and apply remedial actions.

HCLTech has reiterated its commitment to cybersecurity and data protection as paramount concerns. The company is conducting a detailed investigation in consultation with stakeholders to understand the root cause thoroughly and take necessary corrective actions. This approach reflects HCLTech’s dedication to maintaining a secure and resilient IT infrastructure.






Following HCL Cyberattack, Company Stocks Plummet
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Ransomware is a form of malicious software designed to restrict access to a computer system or files until a ransom is paid. Typically, it encrypts files on the victim’s device, rendering them inaccessible, and demands payment for the decryption key needed to unlock the files. HCLTech emphasized the importance of cybersecurity measures such as regular data backups, software updates, strong security software usage, and cautious interaction with online content to mitigate the risk of falling victim to ransomware attacks.

In a related incident, there were reports of leaked footage from Insomniac’s highly anticipated Wolverine game following a breach. Cyber Daily’s investigation revealed that the Ryhsida ransomware group disclosed 1.67 terabytes of data, comprising over 1.3 million files, obtained during a hack on December 12th. The leaked data includes intricate details about level design and character materials from the upcoming Wolverine title. Moreover, confidential internal presentations reveal information on undisclosed Insomniac and Sony game projects, including plans for a trilogy of X-Men titles.

The leaked materials also provide insights into the development and marketing budgets, with a trilogy of X-Men titles planned, starting with Wolverine as the inaugural release. The subsequent games in the trilogy are slated for launch by the end of 2029 and 2033, respectively. Additionally, information about a third Spider-Man installment, a Venom-based game, and a new entry in the Ratchet and Clank franchise has surfaced from the leaked data.

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