New Ransomware Attack Takes Down Major IT Provider

New Ransomware Attack Takes Down Major IT Provider

The new attack has already destroyed at least a dozen IT support companies that rely on Kaseya’s remote control tool called VSA, revealed Kyle Hanslovan, CEO of cybersecurity company Huntress Labs. In at least one case, according to Hanslovan, the attackers have already demanded a ransom of $ 5 million. The incident affects not only IT management companies, but also their corporate clients, who have assigned their IT management to them, Hanslovan notes. He estimated that up to 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises could be affected by the hacking.

U.S. cyber police have detected a large-scale new ransomware attack by the same group that affected meat supplier JBS Foods this spring. REvil malware has now hit a wide range of IT management companies and compromised hundreds of their corporate customers. The cybercrime gang has targeted a key software vendor known as Kaseya, whose products are widely used by IT management companies, CNN Business reported, citing cybersecurity experts. In recent months, cybercriminals have increasingly attacked organizations that play a critical role as economic actors.

“If you are using Kaseya VSA, close it now, immediately – until you are told to reactivate and initiate ”, Announced Christopher Krebs, former director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency. The agency said it was working to understand and resolve the issue. In a blog post, Kaseya said she turned off her cloud servers while investigating the VSA incident. “We are investigating a potential attack on VSA, which shows that it was limited to a small number of our local customers,” the company explained. “We proactively shut down our SaaS servers – as a precaution.”

The new attack uses tactics similar to those of SolarWinds, although malware is now used to hijack victims’ networks instead of spying. There are almost no merchants who take orders by writing on a piece of paper

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