Tip time! CohnReznick’s network is apparently contaminated and the firm has warned employees not to connect to it in the office under any circumstances (in red text and caps no less). In fact, they’ve told people to stay home just to be safe.
All offices are working remotely with severely limited access to normal functions and systems. All internet has been turned off at the offices worldwide. Down for a couple of days now.
They’re very serious, you guys. In an email with a handy visual of the firm’s docking stations the firm says:
It is CRITICAL that you DO NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO CONNECT TO THE CohnReznick NETWORK.
DO NOT REDEEM.
DO NOT REDEEM!!
According to another internal email we’ve reviewed, the firm detected unusual activity on the network and took the network servers offline “to protect our information.” There is currently no indication that client or employee data has been compromised.
The email from the office of People and Culture also gave a list of work-related activities for employees to consider while the network is down including:
- CPA and Learning and Development via LINC, LinkedIn Learning, etc
- Snapshot review, goal setting and coaching meetings
- Mid-year review documentation and meetings
- Engagement planning or budget managements
- Client work that can be done with desktop such as excel schedules word doc memos etc
Gaming and Netflix it is, then.
So what do we think? Partner clicked a link in a sketchy email? Some idiot downloaded GTAVIfullgame.exe from a dubious website on the office internet? We’ll let you know if we hear more.