1,500 Businesses Crippled After U.S. Software Firm Hit With Cyberattack

Global supply chain disrupted by hackers yet again on Joe Biden's watch.

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The global supply chain has once again been affected by another cyberattack on Joe Biden’s watch, this time against U.S. software firm Kaseya.

Kaseya, an information technology company that supplies software tools to IT outsourcing firms, was hit with ransomware over the July 4 weekend that resulted in thousands of small business networks going offline across the world, from supermarkets in Sweden to schools in New Zealand.

“Our global teams are working around the clock to get our customers back up and running,” said Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola. “We understand that every second they are shut down, it impacts their livelihood, which is why we’re working feverishly to get this resolved.”

“This is a collaborative effort to remediate the issue and identify the parties responsible so they may be held accountable,” added Voccola. “We are beyond grateful for their assistance getting our customers back online. The immediate action-oriented and solution-based approach of CISA and the FBI, with tremendous overall support from the White House, has proven to be a huge help in ensuring that this attack led only to a very small number of impacted customers. While each and every customer impacted is one too many, the impact of this highly sophisticated attack has proven to be, thankfully, greatly overstated.”

REvil, the hackers claiming responsibility for the breach – the same group behind the recent JBS meat supplier cyberattack – have demanded $70 million in Bitcoin to restore all the affected businesses’ data.

“The hackers behind the ransomware attack said that, upon payment, they will release a ‘universal decryptor’ that would unlock computers that had been encrypted and rendered unusable by the attack, according to a note posted to the group’s website Sunday. Mr. Voccola declined to discuss the payment issue,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

This marks the third major cyberattack against global supply chain infrastructure since Biden captured the White House in January.

Since then, Colonial Pipeline – America’s largest oil pipeline – paid cybercriminals nearly $5 million in May with the encouragement of the Biden administration, who called the decision to pay the ransom a “private sector decision.”

Later that month, meat supplier JBS was forced to suspend parts of its global distribution operation after getting hit with a cyberattack by REvil.

Referring to his notes, Biden claimed Monday at an ice cream shop that the intelligence community would give him a “deep dive” into the cyberattack.

“The fact is, the director of the intelligence community will give me a deep dive on what’s happened, and I’ll know better tomorrow,” Biden said. “And if it is either with the knowledge of and/or a consequence of Russia, I told Putin we will respond.”


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