September 23, 2023

French IT services company Inetum Group was hit by a ransomware attack a few days before the Christmas holiday.

Inetum is an agile IT services company that provides digital services and solutions, and a global group that helps companies and institutions to get the most out of digital flow. Operating in more than 26 countries with 27000 employees


The ransomware attack took place on December 19, the intrusion impacted some of its operations in France but according to the company it did not affect the overall infrastructures used by the customers.

As announced on Monday, 20 December 2021, the Inetum Group was the target of a ransomware cyberattack on Sunday, 19 December 2021, which impacted certain operations in France, but not in any of the other countries where the Group operates.None of the main infrastructures, communication, collaboration tools or delivery operations for Inetum clients has been affected.

All servers in the affected perimeter have been isolated and client VPNs have been disabled. The company was able to identify the ransomware family that hit its infrastructure, there is no link to the Log4j vulnerability.

According to LeMagIt, the company was hit by the BlackCat ransomware.


BlackCat ransomware (aka ALPHV) was first spotted and it is the first professional and sophisticated ransomware strain that was written in the Rust programming language and target Windows, Linux, and VMWare ESXi systems.

Ransom demands range from a few hundreds of thousands up to $3 worth of Bitcoin or Monero.

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