On July 16, 2019, iNSYNQ networks were taken offline due to a ransomware attack which left customers of the cloud hosting provider unable to access accounting data. “The attack impacted data belonging to certain iNSYNQ clients, rendering such data inaccessible,” the company said. “As soon as iNSYNQ discovered the attack, iNSYNQ took steps to contain it. This included turning off some servers in the iNSYNQ environment.” With ransomware attacks on the rise, organizations are urged to verify and test preventative and detective controls. It is also important to remember to have a robust response plan in the event of an incident.