SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 24 July 2021, Saturday |

‘Over 1,000 businesses’ affected by US cyberattack: Specialist firm

Researchers said on Saturday that the ransomware attack launched hours before the US Independence Day holiday weekend potentially impacted 1,000 businesses.

Information technology company Kaseya confirmed Friday that its “VSA” software – used to manage and monitor computers remotely – had been targeted but said it had limited the attack to “a very small percentage of our customers” who use the tools.

The software, however, was manipulated “to encrypt more than 1,000 companies,” cybersecurity specialist Huntress Labs said on Saturday.