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Cyber Incident at Capita Is Contained

Capita, a leading outsourcing firm in the UK, has reportedly contained a cyberattack that targeted some of its clients’ data. The company, which provides IT and business process services to a wide range of public and private sector organizations, said that the incident was discovered on Friday, March 26, and was immediately addressed by its cybersecurity teams. According to Capita, the attack affected a small number of its systems and clients, and there is currently no evidence of any data being exfiltrated or misused. The company has notified the affected clients and is working with them to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to mitigate any potential impact. Capita has not disclosed the nature of the attack or the identity of the threat actor(s) behind it. However, the company has said that it has notified the relevant authorities, including the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and is cooperating fully with their investigations.

Analyst Notes

Capita’s swift response to the incident has been praised by cybersecurity experts, who have emphasized the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of increasing cyber threats. The incident serves as a reminder that even the most sophisticated cybersecurity defenses can be breached, and that organizations must remain vigilant and proactive in their efforts to protect their data and systems from cyberattacks.