UK umbrella payroll firm GiantPay confirms it was hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber-attack

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Giant Group, the umbrella company that has thousands of contractors on its books, has been targeted by a “sophisticated” cyber-attack that floored systems and left workers out in the cold, the biz has now confirmed.

The attack happened last Wednesday (September 22) and forced the outfit – known to many as Giant Pay – to shut down its whole network, including its phone and email systems, as well as its IT infrastructure.

It said last night it was still working on a “technical issue that is preventing us from getting the giant umbrella and giant accounts portals back up and running.”

The incident blew up last week when contractors, many of whom work in IT, were unable to contact the company or carry out payroll-related tasks.

In a statement issued last night, Giant Group said:

Giant Group went on to imply that its reticence to share information was down to the nature of the attack, saying it had shared updates

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