Victim Kaseya Offered Decryption for $70 million

July 6, 2021

Cybersecurity teams have been working around the clock to stem the impact of the single largest global ransomware attack on record. An affiliate of the REvil gang, best known for extorting $11 million from the meat-processor JBS after a Memorial Day, infected thousands of victims in at least 17 countries on Friday. This was largely accomplished through firms that remotely manage IT infrastructure for multiple customers with the Kaseya platform. In industry parlance, these outsourced IT services providers are called MSP’s.

The FBI is investigating the attack and President Biden confirmed that the U.S. would respond if it was determined that the Kremlin is at all involved.

A broad array of businesses and public agencies were hit by the latest attack, including in financial services, travel and leisure and the public sector. Ransomware criminals infiltrate networks then cripple them by scrambling all their data. Victims get a decoder key when they pay up.

The breach of Kaseya was accomplished through a previously unknown security hole and has been reported as employing an extraordinary level of sophistication – not only breaking into the core network – but also exploiting vulnerabilities in third-party software.

70% of the impacted companies were managed service providers who use Kaseya software to manage multiple customers. Lighthouse Technology Partners use the highest rated security platform available – SentinelOne – recently named by Gartner as the leader in multiple critical security capabilities. This is just one element of Lighthouse’s proprietary solutions.

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