An International Cyberattack Has Disabled WPP’s Computer Network

Watch out!

A massive cyberattack purportedly designed to take down the Ukrainian government has also affected “several” agencies across the WPP network this morning.

At the moment, WPP offices around the world have no access to internal Wi-Fi, and email systems are facing significant outages. The company’s website is also currently down.

The holding group’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts released a statement this morning.

WPP ✔@WPP
IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected by a suspected cyber attack. We are taking appropriate measures & will update asap.
10:21 AM — 27 Jun 2017

A WPP spokesperson sent a message via phone confirming the attack, “IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected by a suspected cyberattack. We are assessing the situation, taking appropriate measures and will update as soon as possible.”

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