Special Report on Kaseya Incident: REvil Gang Asks for $70 Million to Publish Universal Decryptor, White House Reaches Out to Victims
Attackers exploited a zero-day flaw in the incident, CISA, FBI issue guidance, Thousands of victims around the globe emerge
In a blog post, the REvil ransomware gang officially took credit for the mass ransomware attack in the Kaseya ransomware incident. Furthermore, it asks for a $70 million ransom payment to publish a universal decryptor that can unlock all computers locked during the incident.
The mass infection is currently estimated to affect thousands of organizations worldwide. If paid, the ransom would be the largest publicly known ransom payment. (Catalin Cimpanu / The Record)
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Researchers at Stockholm-based security firm TrueSec say the attack on Kaseya might not officially be considered a supply chain attack but instead represents the exploitation of a zero-day flaw that Kaseya was in the process of fixing when the REvil gang attacked.
The Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure says that they alerted Kaseya to flaws used in the…
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