Customer services firm Atento hit by cyberattack

Business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer relationship management multinational Atento has been hit by a cyberattack, with the greatest impact seen in Brazil, its largest operation in Latin America.

The Madrid-headquartered firm informed its customers on Sunday (17) about the attack against its systems in Brazil, which caused an interruption of service as the company sought to contain and evaluate the extent of the threat, according to local news website Neofeed.

Atento’s note to customers added that its security team was working towards containing it and ensuring the security of the affected environments before bringing them back online as soon as possible.

Contacted by ZDNet, the company was working on an official press statement relating to the matter, which had not been published at the time of writing.

Brazil is one of Atento’s main global markets. More than 45% of the company’s global workforce, which employs over 150,000 people, is concentrated in the Brazilian operation, which serves major telecommunications companies and banks such as Bradesco and Ita├║.

The BPO firm is the latest of a string of companies operating in Brazil that have suffered cyberattacks recently. Last week, one of Brazil’s largest insurance groups, Porto Seguro, suffered a cyberattack that resulted

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