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
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.
on Friday, just before a long weekend in the
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
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