Joe Biden orders to investigate if the cyber attack on Kaseya comes from Russia

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The president of United States, Joe Biden, said Saturday night that he had ordered a ransomware investigation to Kaseya, in particular to determine whether or not the attack came from Russia. “We are not sure yet,” he said. For its part, the FBI highlighted 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 victims individually.

Hackers attacked Kaseya on Friday, just before a long weekend in USA, to demand a ransom from potentially more than 1,000 companies through its IT management software.

The FBI said late Saturday 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 it 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 individual victim, 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.

Segn Kaseya, less 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 cyber attack reached more than a thousand companies and has also forced the closure of 800 stores in the company. 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.

The computer security company ESET Research had identified on Saturday victims in 17 countries of all the world.

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