Up to 1,500 businesses hit by ransomware attack targeting IT software management company

Several small and medium-sized businesses have been affected by a ransomware attack targeting Kaseya VSAa software management company widely used by managed service providers who manage the IT needs of businesses in the healthcare industry, including many dental practices.

The ransomware attack happened on July 2 and affected up to 1,500 businesses, according to a Kaseya Council. The advisory provides an overview of the ongoing investigation and steps Kaseya is taking to work with managed service providers to prevent the spread of malware.

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI advise companies to ensure that their backups are up-to-date and stored in a location that is easily accessible and separate from the organization’s network.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has announced the launch of a new US government website that helps businesses protect against rising ransomware attacks. The site includes ransomware alerts, reports, and resources from the CISA and FBI.

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