A security team at a hosting company says it has fought back against the ransomware attack that has infected more than 40,000 computers in the U.S. and Canada.
In a blog post published Wednesday, the company said it is now testing a system to block any infected computers from accessing its network.
“We are now testing out a solution that will block the affected PCs from accessing any of our networked resources, including FTP,” the company wrote.
“The process is being implemented using a custom Python script that is not yet ready for production use.
These are not isolated incidents, but rather the beginning of a global trend that is disrupting and damaging the financial stability of many nations, including ours,” the blog post said. “
The company added it was also working with a number of law enforcement partners to investigate the issue, which it said could be resolved within a few days.”
The company said the security team is now working on a new software update that will be released “in the coming days.” “
It is a global issue and we are taking it very seriously.”
The company said the security team is now working on a new software update that will be released “in the coming days.”
The company said its customers should update to the new software immediately.
“Hosting companies are a core pillar of our businesses,” it said.
“Our commitment is to protect your business, your money, your data and your systems.
And we are working diligently to fix this issue as quickly as possible.”