Top workforce management firm Kronos hit by ransomware attack

Kronos has taken down its private cloud services and advises customers to use “alternative business continuity protocols” while the company is working on mitigating the attack.

Kronos Private Cloud is an HR management firm, also known as Ultimate Kronos Group, offering timekeeping services to many high-profile firms globally. Reportedly, the company is the latest victim of a ransomware attack.

According to the company’s Executive VP, Bob Hughes, they noticed unusual activity this Saturday, and while mitigating the issue, they learned that UKG had suffered a ransomware attack.

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“We are working with leading cyber security experts to assess and resolve the situation, and have notified the authorities. The investigation remains ongoing, as we work to determine the nature and scope of the incident,” Hughes explained in a blog post.

Operations Restoring May Take Weeks

Kronos has sent emails to its corporate customers to notify them about the ransomware attack. The company stated that it had taken its private cloud services offline post the attack and advised customers to use “alternative business continuity protocols” since restoring operations may take several weeks.

 After the attack, Kronos’ clients could not access

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