Threat actors behind the notorious REvil cybercrime operation appear to have pushed ransomware via an update for Kaseya’s IT management software, hitting around 40 customers worldwide, in what’s an instance of a widespread supply-chain ransomware attack.
“Beginning around mid-day (EST/US) on Friday, July 2, 2021, Kaseya’s Incident Response team learned of a potential security incident involving our VSA software,” the company’s CEO Fred Voccola said in a statement shared late Friday.
Following the incident, the IT and security management services company said it took immediate steps to shut down its SaaS servers as a precautionary measure, in addition to notifying its on-premises customers to shut down their VSA servers to prevent them from being compromised.
Voccola also said the company has identified the source of the vulnerability and that it’s readying a patch to mitigate the ongoing issues. In the interim, the company also noted it intends to keep all on-premise VSA servers, SaaS, and hosted VSA servers shut down until it’s safe to resume operations.
According to Sophos Malware Analyst Mark Loman, the industry-wide supply-chain attack leverages Kaseya VSA to deploy a…