Akira Group Attacks Finnish Tietoevry Causing Disruption Across Swedish Businesses

February 28, 2024

INCIDENT

Finnish IT services and enterprise cloud hosting provider Tietoevry has suffered an Akira ransomware attack impacting cloud hosting customers in one of its data centers in Sweden. The attack encrypted the company's virtualization and management servers used to host the websites or applications for a wide range of businesses in Sweden.

Companies impacted by the attack: Sweden's largest cinema chain, Filmstaden, discount retail chain Rusta, raw building materials provider Moelven, farming supplier Grangnården, Tietoevry's managed Payroll and HR system, Primula (used by the government, universities, and colleges in Sweden), numerous government agencies and municipalities.

Incident Date

January 19, 2024

Estimated Cost

Unknown - widespread national disruption

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source