02/14/2022, 05:0502/14/2022, 07:17
The US company iBasis has become a victim of a hacker attack and could serve as a carrier for data Misused belonging to the Swiss operators. Swisscom And Sunrise UPC Get to know them and check if their customers have been affected.
Swisscom customers may also be affected by the hack attack.Photo: cornerstone
«We are aware of a ransomware attack on iBasis»Swisscom spokeswoman Sabrina Hubbacher said Sunday evening at the request of Keystone News Agency-SDA, confirming an online report from the daily Le Tan.
Hubacher said Swisscom does not have a direct business relationship with iBasis, apart from roaming connections through operators that can use iBasis as a data carrier.
The Swiss provider is in close contact with its partners to verify whether or not Swisscom customer data will be affected. “We consider each new discovery”the spokeswoman said.
Sunrise UPC made a similar statement to Swisscom and stated that it will work with iBasis in the areas of interconnection MMS/international calls. Rolf Siebold, a spokesman for Sunrise UPC, told Keystone-SDA that it is still being investigated whether customer data has been affected. salt He has not yet responded to an inquiry.
According to the “Le Temps” website, the hacker attack in the area of United States of America Swisscom, Sunrise UPC and Salt were hit hard. iBasis is a company unknown to the general public, providing international services to hundreds of telecom operators around the world.
A cyber attack means that information about the communications of these providers’ clients is temporarily stored in dark web It was published, writes «Le Temps». (saw/sda)
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The US company iBasis has been attacked by hackers and could be misused as a data carrier owned by Swiss operators. Swisscom and Sunrise UPC are aware of this and are checking to see if their customers have been affected.
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