Infosys unit in US hit by ransomware attack


Infosys McCamish is part of the company’s business process management (BPM) segment, which is headquartered in the US and is focused on the life insurance sector.

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Infosys announced that its US unit, Infosys McCamish Systems, was impacted by a cyber security event, resulting in the non-availability of certain applications and systems.

McCamish Systems, a US-based unit of Infosys, is learned to be impacted by a ransomware attack. Infosys, however, has not disclosed the impact and nature of the attack yet.

Online chronicler Cybersecurity Insiders said this incident appears to involve a ransomware variant, with further details to be disclosed following a comprehensive investigation.

“Infosys McCamish Systems, an advocate for robust data protection and security, is actively implementing measures to mitigate the risks stemming from this incident,” it said. ’Data protection and cybersecurity are of utmost importance to us. We are working with a leading cybersecurity products provider to resolve this at the earliest and have also launched an independent investigation with them to identify potential impact on systems and data,” said Infosys in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges.

McCamish is a platform-based BPO firm that provides services to the financial services sector supporting life insurance, annuity products and retirement plans. It’s also a software reseller for industry-specific clients. McCamish was acquired by Infosys BPM (formerly Infosys BPO) in 2009.

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