Omnicom Media Group confirmed its companies have been disrupted by a cyber assault that has pressured the worldwide community to confront by utilizing exterior consultants.
“In latest days Omnicom Media Group skilled some disruption to elements of its IT community,” OMG stated in an announcement to Advert Age.
“We retained third-party consultants who’ve recognized that the disruption was attributable to a cyber incident. We’re assured that no knowledge is in danger,” the assertion added. “Whereas this has brought about some interruptions at a few of our companies exterior the U.S., now we have continued regular operations and have made important progress on restoring the performance of the impacted methods.”
New York-based OMG is the world’s fourth-largest media community with $3.3 billion in worldwide income as of 2019, in line with the most recent info from the Advert Age Datacenter. Main purchasers embrace PepsiCo and Nissan.
This isn’t the primary time an company firm has been subjected to a cyber incident. WPP in 2017 handled an assault that froze many of its systems and idled employees in affected offices. As a part of the breach, hackers demanded bitcoin to launch computer systems.
OMG declined to reply a query regarding the nature of its incident, together with if it was a ransomware attack.