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News Summary on Kaseya Ransomware Attack

"We're actually 100 percent confident that we know how it happened, and we've remediated it," Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola.

"Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday."

"Following recent ransomware attacks that took down a major gas pipeline and a major meat processor in the US, a new assault has surfaced, this time hitting a Miami-based company that provides tech-management tools to customers worldwide."

"The cybercriminal gang, which is believed to operate out of Eastern Europe or Russia, targeted a key software vendor known as Kaseya, whose products are widely used by IT management companies, cybersecurity experts said."

"The White House on Sunday urged companies who believe their systems were compromised in the ransomware attack that targeted software vendor Kaseya to immediately report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center."

"Ransomware-hit IT firm Kaseya said on Sunday it hired cybersecurity company FireEye Inc to help deal with the fallout of a major breach that has affected hundreds of businesses worldwide."

"The hackers behind a mass ransomware attack exploited multiple previously unknown vulnerabilities in IT management software made by Kaseya Ltd., the latest sign of the skill and aggressiveness of the Russia-linked group believed responsible for the incidents, cybersecurity researchers said Sunday."

"The vendor strongly recommends that its on-premises customers’ VSA servers remain shut down until further notice."


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