SD Worx shuts down UK and Ireland services after cyberattack

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2023

Belgian HR giant SD Worx was forced to shut down its IT infrastructure for its UK and Ireland services after a cyber attack.

HR and payroll management firm SD Worx shut down its IT systems for its UK and Ireland services after a cyber attack. The company employs more than 7,000 HR professionals and serves over 5.2 million employees every month. The company claims a client base of over 82,000.

The UK and Ireland branch disclosed a security breach and began notifying its customers.

“Our security team has discovered malicious activities in our hosted data centre last night. We have taken immediate action and have preventively isolated all systems and servers to mitigate any further impact. As a result, there is currently no access to our systems, which we deeply regret of course,” reads the security breach notification sent by the company to UK and Ireland customers, as reported by BleepingComputer.

“SD Worx emphasises that it applies extremely stringent organisational and technical security measures to secure the privacy and data of its customers at all times. It goes without saying that we are handling this with the highest priority and that we are working very hard on a solution to give you access to our systems again. We will keep you informed about the further status.”

The company did not reveal the type of attack it has suffered and did not reveal if it has suffered a data breach.

At the time of this writing, the company’s portal for UK and Ireland is reachable again.

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