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‘As you were’ as Customade defeats ransomware attack
January 2020

Customade Group is today assuring customers that all is back to normal after fending off a full-on ransomware attack that led to it closing 11 factories and seven of its Stevenswood depots and reportedly sending home 700 workers.

“We are all one click away from chaos,” CEO David Leng said on social media today after telling customers: “Back to Normal - Last Sunday we were attacked by the RYUK ransomware virus which closed 11 of our factories and 7 of our depots. We had 600 PCs and 60 servers down with no email or phones and could not run a machine.

“By Wednesday the fantastic ops team we have had half the factories running and by this Sunday we had all sites taking orders and manufacturing again ( despite another 22 attacks on Saturday).

“Huge thanks to all the Customade and Stevenswood staff. Suppliers and customers for their help. Please continue to place your orders in the usual way.”

Ryuk ramsomware is one of the most notorious forms of cyberattack that has targeted many major corporations worldwide in recent times.

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