computer with ransomware message on its screen Dozens of companies and governmental organizations announced this week that they had been affected by the attack, a number that falls far short of its likely impact. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A ransomware attack on Ultimate Kronos Group may keep its systems offline for weeks. The attack has affected only customers who use the Kronos Private Cloud.

“We took immediate action to investigate and mitigate the issue, have alerted our affected customers and informed the authorities, and are working with leading cybersecurity experts,” a company spokesperson told NPR. “We recognize the seriousness of the issue and have mobilized all available resources to support our customers and are working diligently to restore the affected services.”

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