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Data not compromised in cyber-attack, assures WPP

The company reaffirms that while the attack did not affect the entire Group, and many of its companies are fully functional, some continue to be disrupted

In its latest update on the cyber-attack that hit WPP offices globally on Tuesday, June 27, WPP has assured that its data has not been compromised. “With any such attack, data security is of primary concern. There is no evidence to suggest that confidential information or personal data of any kind has been disclosed to any third parties,” the company said.

A number of WPP companies were affected by this week’s global malware attack. The company reaffirmed that while the attack did not affect the entire Group, and many of its companies are fully functional, some continue to be disrupted.

“Steady progress is being made towards restoring services. However, in doing so, our emphasis is not only on speed but on safety, and on minimising the impact for our people, partners and clients,” said the statement.

The company said, “As soon as we became aware of the attack on Tuesday 27 June, we took appropriate precautionary measures, including shutting down systems to protect business and client operations and data. We are now bringing those systems back online in a measured and prudent way, in line with good practice.”

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