Lyca Mobile Suffers Disruptive Cyberattack; Investigates Ransomware Possibility
Lyca Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has confirmed that it was the victim of a cyberattack that affected all its markets except for the United States, Australia, Ukraine, and Tunisia. The attack impacted calling services and access to top-ups for customers and retailers. While mobile telecommunication services have been restored, some operational services are still being restored. It is unclear whether the attack was a ransomware attack, but if it was, the attackers may have demanded a ransom payment in exchange for decrypting the company's data. Lyca Mobile is investigating the attack and working to improve its security measures. Customers are advised to monitor their accounts, change passwords, and report any suspicious activity to customer support.