French engineering research and consulting firm Altran Technologies disclosed this week that a Jan. 24 cyberattack impacted its operations in certain European countries.

In response to the incident, the company immediately shut down its IT network and all applications," the company said in a press release issued on Monday.

Altran's statement was short on specifics, but a report from Bleeping Computer today says that the company appears to have fallen victim to a ransomware program known as LockerGoga. The report cited a tweet from a computer researcher with the Twitter handle @xvxsh4d0w, which suggests that a particular malware sample found on VirusTotal was responsible for the attack.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you'll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.