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Water management conglomerate hit by ransomware.
Veolia North America, a subsidiary of French water management conglomerate Veolia, sustained a ransomware attack that affected its "internal back-end systems," BleepingComputer reports. The company stated, "In response to this incident, we implemented defensive measures, including taking the targeted back-end systems and servers offline until they could be restored. As a result, some customers experienced delays when using our online bill payment systems. Those systems are working normally again. Any payments made during this event have been applied, and customer accounts should reflect the most updated information. Customers will not be penalized for late payments or charged interest on their bills due to this service interruption." Veolia added that "there is no evidence to suggest it affected our water or wastewater treatment operations."