Some major chaos has effected the world as human resources company Ultimate Kronos Group have been hit with with a giant ransomware attack with the belief within the company that their systems could be offline for several weeks.
Bob Hughes, Executive Vice President of Ultimate Kronos Group, said on their website:
As we previously communicated, late on Saturday, December 11, 2021, we became aware of unusual activity impacting UKG solutions using Kronos Private Cloud. We took immediate action to investigate and mitigate the issue, and have determined that this is a ransomware incident affecting the Kronos Private Cloud—the portion of our business where UKG Workforce Central, UKG TeleStaff, Healthcare Extensions, and Banking Scheduling Solutions are deployed. At this time, we are not aware of an impact to UKG Pro, UKG Ready, UKG Dimensions, or any other UKG products or solutions, which are housed in separate environments and not in the Kronos Private Cloud.
We are working with leading cyber security experts to assess and resolve the situation, and have notified the authorities. The investigation remains ongoing, as we work to determine the nature and scope of the incident.
Kronos is used by several major companies around the world including Tesla, Puma, and GameStop