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Sonda Confirms Ransomware Attack; Dismisses Reports of Huge Loss

Nearshore IT integrator Sonda confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack, but added that the cyber incident only affected 2% of its global operations, mostly in Chile.

The cybercriminals targeted remote workers with phishing or spam emails to penetrate the company’s computer network.

In an interview with Security Report, Luis Alberto De La Cruz Laborda, Sonda’s VP of Services and Cybersecurity in Latin America, made it clear that the company’s operations in other parts of the region had not been affected.

Although the servers were restored quickly, the cybercriminals managed to steal some data such as orders, quotes, proposals, invoices, inventories and management information.

De la Cruz confirmed that the IT integrator had already informed customers about the cyber incident. “We have a robust cybersecurity unit that has enabled us to contain the attack very quickly,” the news outlet quoted the official as saying.

The cyberattack happened in the last week of March. The company quickly hired a cyber investigator to assess the damage.

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With annual sales of US$1.24 billion, Sonda employs more than 13,000 people across Latin America, with the majority of its employees based in Brazil, where the company operates seven delivery centers and four data centers.

Countries where it operates include Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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