IBM has said that the cyberattack on its systems in May 2015 that forced it to shut down all of its systems and suspend all services could be linked to a previous attack.
The statement came in a statement to the SEC on Tuesday.
The statement from IBM, which is headquartered in Mountain View, California, was sent after a request for comment from Ars Technic.”IBM does not know if the previous attack was a result of an attack on IBM’s network or was related to earlier attacks on our network.
We have been working with the Federal Government to review and investigate this matter, and as part of that effort, have suspended our services,” the statement said.”
We do not have any information to suggest that this attack was not preceded by prior attacks on IBM.”
The company had been under intense scrutiny in the wake of the attacks on the company’s networks in May.
The companies main rival, Microsoft, announced that it would stop using IBM’s technology in October and its main rival for cloud computing, Google, has also said that it is suspending support for its cloud-based Watson computing software.IBM said in its statement that it was “actively cooperating with the Government’s investigation” and would continue to do so “as long as the Federal government and the Government continue to share the full details of their investigation.”IBM has long been at the forefront of cloud computing as its cloud infrastructure is used by companies from banks to universities to large corporations.
It has been a key part of the IT infrastructure for many companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other major tech companies.
The company has also had to grapple with cybersecurity threats in the past.
Earlier this year, IBM suffered a massive cyberattack that crippled servers and disrupted a number of other systems.
The announcement that IBM would suspend cloud services comes just days after the Federal Communications Commission voted to require the tech giant to disclose its cybersecurity plans.
The move came after a complaint from the National Association of Broadcasters and other media organizations that the company had failed to comply with the FCC’s order.