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Sri Lanka Telecom says dealing with REvil hack, customer data safe

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Telecom, the island’s largest fixed line operators said a cyber attack has been mounted on a section of their internal servers which have been isolated and the threat is being dealt with.

“Our vigilant early warning systems detected the attempt and precautionary measures with shutdown of some servers were implemented without delay,” SLT said.

“These servers are isolated and corrective action is being taken. There is no impact to any system that is used to provide SLT services

“Thus, there is no risk to any services offered to our customers and also there is no risk to customer information

“System experts are attending to the issue and have already identified all the areas and SLT internal services will be restored in a short time.”

“Thus, there is no risk to any services offered to our customers and also there is no risk to customer information.”

The attack was from ‘REvil’, a ransomware known to attack IT systems in the past, the company said.

“We kindly advise our customers to implement required precautionary measures as much as possible by considering the current hostile nature of these cyber-attacks,” SLT said. (Colombo/May25/2020)

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