December 2, 2022
Cloud computing provider Rackspace said Tuesday morning a ransomware attack is behind its ongoing Hosted Exchange outage that started early Friday morning.
“As you know, on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, we became aware of suspicious activity and immediately took proactive measures to isolate the Hosted Exchange environment to contain the incident,” the company said in an update to the initial incident report. “We have since determined this suspicious activity was the result of a ransomware incident.”
The investigation, led by a cyber defense firm and Rackspace’s own internal security team, is in its early stages and is still investigating if any data ended up purloined.