Cyberattack hits hundreds of US businesses

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San Francisco (AFP) – A US IT company urged customers to shut down their servers Friday after cyberattackers smuggled ransomware onto its network platform. Kaseya said Friday evening that it had limited the attack to “a very small percentage of our customers” who use its signature VSA software, “currently estimated at fewer than 40 worldwide.” Cybersecurity firm Huntress Labs had earlier said in a Reddit forum that it was working with partners targeted in the attack, and that some 200 businesses “have been encrypted.” Ransomware attacks typically involve locking away data in systems using encr…

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  1. These companies are feeling the devestating effects of not having IT professionals on staff schooled in cyber warfare. Save a dollar, spend a million…

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