Russians are suspected of hacking several companies

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Gang “hijacks” corporate systems and asks for money for the “rescue”; JBS would have been one of the victims

United States intelligence authorities investigate a sequence of cyber attacks around the world against companies that use the American technology management software Kaseya. Cybersecurity expert Huntress Labs identified attacks on 20 IT service providers, which hit more than a thousand companies around the world.

The main suspicion at the moment is that the onslaught was carried out by the Russian criminal group REvil, the same one that attacked the operations of JBS In the USA. The gang uses the scheme known as Ransomware, in which there is a kind of hijacking of the system and collection of ransom for release.

According to the agency Bloomberg, citing ESET researcher Aryeh Gorestky, there are victims in at least 17 countries so far, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mexico and Spain. Kaseya has asked its customers to keep the software offline while the issue is resolved.

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