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Leaseweb Reports Cloud Disruptions Due to Cyberattack 

Dutch cloud company Leaseweb shut down some critical systems last week due to a cyberattack.

Dutch infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud solutions provider Leaseweb shut down some critical systems last week due to a cyberattack.

The company said it detected unusual activity in certain areas of its cloud environments on the night of August 22. 

“The issue had an impact on a specific portion of our cloud-based infrastructure leading to downtime for a small number of cloud customers,” Leaseweb told customers in an email notification

“In response to this event, we’ve taken quick and determined steps to reduce potential risks,” the company added. “This includes temporarily disabling certain critical systems impacting the Customer Portal.”

Impacted systems should now be restored. The company’s status page does not mention any issues at the time of writing. 

SecurityWeek has reached out to Leaseweb for more information about the incident, including whether it involved ransomware and whether any customer data has been compromised. This article will be updated if the company responds.

According to its website, Leaseweb provides cloud, CDN, managed hosting, colocation, bare metal server, and other services to more than 17,000 customers, including SMBs and enterprises. 

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a managing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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