An unidentified group of hackers has carried out an unprecedented cyberattack on supply chains, with more than 200 victim companies.
Hackers have carried out one of the largest supply chain cyberattacks ever known. The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal reported that IT management software giant Kaseya was the victim of a ransomware attack that compromised its remote maintenance tool.
The company initially claimed that fewer than 40 customers were directly affected, but security company Huntress said the service provider it worked with also succumbed to the attack, compromising more than 200 companies.
The number can be more than 200
The number could be even higher than that. Huntress noted that there are eight cloud service providers affected, potentially affecting many more. In fact, Swedish supermarket chain Coop has closed nearly 800 of its stores after one of its contractors was targeted.
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While it was unclear who was behind the attack, Huntress blamed the Russia-linked REvil group for attacking meat supplier JBS.