WPP Cyberattack Serves as a Wake-Up Call to Agencies and CMOs Alike

Security experts say marketers must get involved

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More than 24 hours after news broke that a ransomware attack had effectively disabled the world’s largest advertising company, WPP has yet to fully recover.

Several hours ago, the company issued a statement acknowledging that the incident is ongoing.

According to multiple WPP employees who spoke to Adweek, staff at various offices left work early yesterday due to an inability to access their networks. And while Macs were unaffected, all who use the Windows operating system continued to experience server issues today.

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“Many of you will have experienced significant disruption to your work.



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