Malware infection and data leakage at Software AG


Software AG has been struggling with a malware attack in internal systems for around a week. The company announced that the malware attack occurred on October 3. As a result, internal systems were shut down in a controlled manner and are now working on the recovery. Software AG did not provide any information about the type of malware.

Customer applications such as cloud services are not affected, it said; however, there could be restrictions on the help desk, which belongs to the affected areas. Furthermore, it was loud latest company announcement Indications of a data leak are given. Data was downloaded from both servers and employees’ notebooks. It remained open whether customer data was also affected.

The malware has not yet been completely contained, it continues. The company’s systems are still affected by the attack. At the moment, everything is being tried to contain the data leak and to rectify malfunctions in internal systems. A spokeswoman for the company told the German press agency on Friday that the extent of the damage cannot be foreseen. A request from heise online for further details has so far remained unanswered. Software AG focuses on applications for companies and is one of the largest software houses in Europe.


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