Kaseya says up to 1,500 businesses compromised in massive ransomware attack


by CNN

CNN— Software vendor Kaseya said Monday night that "fewer than 1,500 downstream businesses" have been affected by the recent ransomware attack that hit businesses around the world.

Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism—Up to 1,500 firms affected in major ransomware attack, Kaseya says. Hundreds of Swedish supermarkets remained shut Tuesday after a major cyberattack that has crippled hundreds of companies worldwide for the past four days, with the perpetrators demanding $70 million in bitcoin to undo the damage. Kaseya, the Miami-based IT company at the centre of the hack, said late Monday that up to 1,500 businesses had been affected by Friday's attack, which has been blamed on Russian-speaking hackers. Experts believe this could be the biggest "ransomware" attack on record...

Washington Post—Ransomware attack struck between 800 and 1,500 businesses, says company at center of hack. Kaseya, the IT company that was hit with a massive ransomware attack shortly before the July Fourth holiday weekend, said the attack hit as many as 1,500 businesses but could have been much bigger.

@Yahoo—UPDATE 6-Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, U.S. firm's CEO says. Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday. Fred Voccola, the Florida-based company's CEO, said in an interview that it was hard to estimate the precise impact of Friday's attack because those hit were mainly customers of Kaseya's customers. Kaseya is a company which provides software tools to IT outsourcing shops: companies that typically handle back-office...