Up to 1,500 businesses affected by REvil attack, company says – .

Fewer than 1,500 businesses affected by REvil attack, company says – .

Kaseya said in a statement Monday that around 50 of its direct customers were raped in the attack that began to unfold on Friday. But hundreds of other businesses have been affected as many Kaseya customers provide IT services to small businesses such as restaurants and accounting firms.

“Our global teams are working tirelessly to get our customers back up and running,” said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, in the statement. “We understand that every second that they are closed it impacts their livelihoods, which is why we are working feverishly to resolve this issue. “

Kaseya said she has met with US government agencies, including the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He said he’s also engaged with the White House and cybersecurity firm FireEye Mandiant.

On Sunday, the White House urged companies who believe their systems were compromised in the ransomware attack that targeted Kaseya to immediately report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Kaseya said she has discussed “systems and network hardening requirements prior to service restoration” with the FBI and CISA. The company said “a set of requirements” will be posted “to give our customers time to put these countermeasures in place in anticipation of a return to service on July 6”.
An analysis of the malware by cybersecurity firm Emsisoft shows that it was created by REvil, a ransomware gang believed to operate in Eastern Europe or Russia.

CNN reported earlier Monday that REvil demanded a payment of $ 70 million in Bitcoin for a decryption tool to restore business data.

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Voccola did not say whether Kaseya would pay the hackers. “No comment on anything to do with negotiations with terrorists in any way,” he told Reuters.

Voccola also told Reuters he was not aware of any organizations of national importance compromised in the attack. “We are not looking for massive critical infrastructure,” he said. “It’s none of our business. We do not operate the AT&T network or the Verizon 911 system. Nothing like. “

– Brian Fung contributed to this report.


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