On the Fourth of July weekend, around 200 organizations all over the world were hit with a ransomware attack. Investigators are calling this the “largest ransomware attack in history.” The REvil ransomware group exploited the Kaseya VSA tool used to perform client monitoring and patch management by MSPs. The gang initially compromised the VSA software, and then deployed their ransomware on the on-premise servers of enterprise networks.
This is an ongoing attack and more than 20 MSPs have been compromised as of yet. FBI is helping the company investigate this incident and organizations and vendors affected by the attack have also released advisories on patches and remediations for the attack. The initial ransomware demand was $44,999