• Ransomware The "sophisticated" cyber attack in the US affects more than a thousand companies and forces the closure of 800 stores

  • Ransomware Investigate a cyber attack on thousands of companies in the US and other countries

US President

Joe Biden

said Saturday night that he had ordered an investigation into


into the ransomware


in particular to determine

whether or not the attack came from Russia.

"We are still not sure," he said.

For its part, the FBI stressed this Sunday that the "scale" of the cyber attack that was launched on Friday against this US company could prevent it from responding to all the victims individually.

Hackers attacked


on Friday, just before a long weekend in the

United States,

to demand a ransom from potentially more than 1,000 companies through their IT management software.

The FBI said Saturday night that its services had opened an investigation and were working with the

United States Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA)

and other agencies "to understand the scale of the threat."

"If you believe your systems have been compromised, we encourage you to use all recommended measures and follow Kaseya's advice to immediately shut down your servers (related to the attacked software) and report to the FBI," the US police added in a statement. Sunday message.

"Although the scale of this incident may prevent us from responding to each victim individually, all the information we receive will be useful to counter this threat," the FBI also stressed.

It is difficult to estimate the extent of this ransomware-type attack, that is, a type of computer program that paralyzes a company's computer systems and then demands a ransom to unlock them.

According to Kaseya,

fewer than 40 clients

have been affected.

But some of them have many clients and the attack may have spread to hundreds or even thousands of them.

In fact, this Saturday it was already published that the cyberattack reached more than a thousand companies and has also forced the closure of 800 stores of the

Coop supermarket chain in Sweden,

since their cash registers stopped working.

In a new message issued this Sunday, the attacked company said it was working 24 hours a day, "in all geographies", to solve the problem and restore service.

Kaseya will be able to restore business with customers who use its software remotely "within 24 to 48 hours" and continues to work on a solution for customers who use its software directly on their devices.

Computer security company ESET Research had identified

victims in 17 countries

around the world

on Saturday


According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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