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Tag: ransomeware attack

Ransomware breach at Florida IT firm hits 200 businesses

WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) – Hundreds of American businesses were hit Friday by an unusually sophisticated ransomware attack that hijacked widely used technology management software from a Miami-based supplier called Kaseya. The attackers changed a Kaseya tool called VSA, used by companies that manage technology at smaller businesses. They then encrypted the files of those providers’ customers simultaneously. Security…

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Ransomware attacks are closing schools, delaying chemotherapy and derailing everyday life

After years of warnings, the impact of ransomware finally hits home for regular people. SAN FRANCISCO — It can feel abstract: A group of organized but faceless criminals hijacking corporate computer systems and demanding millions of dollars in exchange for their safe return. But the impact of these ransomware attacks is increasingly, unavoidably, real for everyday people. These crimes have resulted…

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