Mobility supplier Drive DeVilbiss is currently investigating a “serious attempt to breach its security systems”.
The company is taking precautionary measures while it deals with the threat and has instructed its staff not to open any email attachments or to send out any emails with attachments.
A statement on its website noted that the attempted breach will cause “major disruption to our business today”. But it has asked for patience and understanding while it deals with the “urgent situation”.
Drive confirmed to AMP that the company’s IT department instructed staff to avoid sending email attachments. Marketing director Tim Newby said: “We’ve been hit by a bit of ransom ware we’re now through. We don’t want to send it onto anyone else so we’re on a little bit of a lock down at the moment.”
The statement said that Drive will endeavour to keep people updated with the status of its progress in resolving the issue and will notify people immediately when it is advised by its IT department that it can resume normal activity.
It added: “We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this causes, If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact directly on 0845 0600 333.”