Data center giant Equinix has been hit by a ransomware attack.
Equinix, one of the world’s largest providers of on-demand colocation data centers.
Equinix has released a short statement published on its website, it found ransomware on its internal systems, but that the main core of its customer-facing services remained unaffected.
“The security of the data in our systems is always a top priority and we intend to take all necessary actions, as appropriate, based on the results of our investigation,” said Equinix.
Equinix further added that “Our data centers and our service offerings, including managed services, remain fully operational, and the incident has not affected our ability to support our customers”, as there are no outages or customer complaints at the time of writing.
Details about the ins and outs of the attack are not available, with Equinix citing an ongoing investigation.
Equinix is just the latest in a long list of ransomware incidents that have impacted web hosting and data center providers. The list also includes CyrusOne, Cognizant, A2 Hosting, SmarterASP.NET, Dataresolution.net, and Internet Nayana.
With 2019 sales approaching $6bn, Equinix operates around 200 datacentres globally and supports thousands of customers including many of the world’s largest corporations, so a wider cyber attack could be devastating for its operations.