Recently, a large-scale ransomware supply chain attack affected leading software firm Kaseya and interrupted the services of thousands of companies globally, according to Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola. These systems were essentially held hostage by cyber criminals through encryption. Kaseya customers needed to shutdown servers to prevent the further spread of ransomware.
Throughout the pandemic, ransomware cyber-attacks have increased operational disruptions of private businesses and government agencies alike. Ransomware has given cybercriminals access to privileged information and leverage for multimillion dollar payouts from desperate victims.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) has recommended affected entities follow Kaseya’s guidance to shutdown virtual system administrator servers, which is used to manage and monitor the networks of their customers. For Kaseya’s latest updates on this incident, please see here. Additionally, for CISA guidance please visit the following page.
For some tips to help protect against cyber-attacks, especially during the pandemic, please see QED National’s previous article on the topic. To reach QED National directly about any of your cyber security needs, please contact us at (212) 481-6868, or [email protected].