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Christies Auction House Deals With Cyber Issue

Potential attack may have taken down website and bidding platform.

Auction house Christies is dealing with a security breach that forced it to shut down its website and block online bidding an auction.

According to a New York Times report, two auction house employees - who asked not to be identified - says top leaders at Christies remain quiet about the details of the security breach, and have not addressed questions from employees about whether attackers have accessed confidential information about clients and are holding it for ransom.

Reported by Watch Pro a spokesperson for Christies was that a technology security issue has impacted some systems, including its website. 

“We are taking all necessary steps to manage this matter, with the engagement of a team of additional technology experts. We regret any inconvenience to our clients and our priority is to minimise any further disruption” the company says.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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