Ransomware hits 200 business units

This is a colossal and devastating supply chain attack

Cyber security is a matter of concern. Recently cyber security company Huntress Labs revealed that 200 businesses have been hit by ransomware attacks following an incident at U.S. IT firm Kaseya in Miami on Friday.

Kaseya said, it is investigating a “potential attack” on a widely used tool to reach into corporate networks across the United States. Kaseya said its VSA tool, which is used by IT professionals to monitor and manage servers, desktops, network devices and printers, may have been attacked.

It also had to shut down some of its infrastructure and urged customers that used VSA on their premises to immediately turn off their servers.

According to Huntress Lab “This is a colossal and devastating supply chain attack,” high profile hacker technique used one piece of software to compromise hundreds or thousands of users at a time. “It has the potential to spread to any size or scale business.”

Huntress said it believed the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang — the same group of actors blamed by the FBI for paralyzing meatpacker JBS last month — was to blame for the latest ransomware outbreak.

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said it was “taking action to understand and address the recent supply-chain ransomware attack” against Kaseya’s VSA product.

Kaseya has 40,000 customers for its products, though not all use the affected tool.


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