Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting has been grappling with outages affecting its CCH website and software products. The problems began May 6 and were lasting through May 7 as a result of a malware attack.

In an official statement, the company said that on May 6 it started experiencing anomalies in “a number of its platforms and applications. We immediately started investigating and discovered the installation of malware.” The problems began on the morning of May 6, In an official statement, Wolters Kluwer said, “As a precaution …. we decided to take a broader range of platforms and applications offline. With this action, we aimed to quickly limit the impact this malware could have had.”

The attack limited updates and communications channels, although the company said it restored network and services “for a number, but not all of our systems.” 

Frank Stitely a partner with Stitely & Karstetter, Chantilly, Va., reported CCH Axcess Tax was down again on May 7. He said he suspected malware early  “A bad maintenance update could just be rolled back,” he said.

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Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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