No used car comparisons, no mortgage info, no health insurance ratings: nothing works anymore! According to the company, the most widely used Swiss comparison platform, Comparis, has crashed. “Sorry you can’t access Comparison Comparisons at this time”, It just says on the site. “Our servers are overloaded. Try again later. Popular Platform – Off!
It has lasted for more than 24 hours, Blick reader reporters reported Thursday. What happens in the comparison service? According to preliminary information from Comparis, this is a data encryption attack. An attack from cyberspace, called a ransomware attack. As a result, some internal and external IT systems, including Comparis.ch, have been blocked.
No ransom paid
According to Michael Cohen’s spokesperson, the data was encrypted. Cash claim received. Criminals are demanding $400,000 in cryptocurrency, according to Kuhn. It was said that if you pay, the data will be decrypted again. But Comparis hasn’t taken any action about it, Cohn says. Comparis.ch has not paid a ransom and reserves the right to report it against unknown persons.
“We are currently busy restoring systems.” The decision was made to shut down the site entirely. As per the current state of knowledge, no customer data has been lost, Kuhn asserts. Clarifications are underway, continues. “We are sorry for the inconvenience the attack caused. We hope to be able to go live again with Comparis.ch today.”
Then Comparis.ch will be up and running again on Thursday evening. But the cyber attack will keep the comparison platform occupied for some time.
Published: July 8, 2021, 10:54 a.m.
Last update: July 9, 2021, 11:38 am
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