Australian Ransomware Attack: October 12 2020

Spotless Group, the Downer-owned facilities services provider, is the latest high-profile Australian company to fall victim to ransomware attackers.

Confirms a ‘number’ of servers ‘accessed’.

Source: Spotless hit by ransomware attack | iTnews.
Source: Facility services provider Spotless suffers ransomware attack | iTWire.
More reports from: iTnews, iTWire.

The firm has operations in both Australia and New Zealand through various in-house brands, according to Wikipedia. Its headquarters are in Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne.

Spotless, which is owned by the Downer Group, provides services to the defence, business, senior living, education, government, healthcare resources, water, power, transport industries and stadia, venues and leisure sectors.

Contacted for comment, a spokesman said on Tuesday: “We confirm we are investigating suspicious activity involving unauthorised access to a number of Spotless servers.

“We have restricted access to a number of Spotless servers and have notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).”