How Finastra survived a ransomware attack without paying ransom

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When hackers silently forced their way into the computer network Finastra in mid-March, the company was focused on developing emergency plans for operating amid the emerging COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Moving with precision and speed, they captured employee passwords and installed backdoors in dozens of servers in critical parts of Finastra’s network.

How Finastra survived a ransomware attack without paying ransom

Although hardly a household name, Finastra Group Holdings is an essential part of the global financial system, its software and services running everything from banks’ websites to the back-office systems they use to manage their own money. Its more than

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