On July 22nd Kaseya a US-based IT company was hit with a massive ransomware attack. Kaseya provides IT tools to companies to monitor amp manage their infrastructure. A tool named VSA was reported to have a severe vulnerability by the Dutch Institute fornbspVulnerabilitynbspDisclosure DIVD.
Kaseya has almost 37k customers out of which only 50 customers were impacted by the ransomware attack. Most of Kaseya8217s customers are MSPs Managed Service Providers who provide services to other small or medium businesses.
The 50 customers who were impacted by the attack have around 800k to 1million customers around the World. According to Kaseya8217s CEO Fred Voccola 800-1500 customers of their MSPs were directly hit by the attack. The attack affects businesses from all over the world but most affected are from Sweden Germany Netherlands and New Zealand. Several IT companies were impacted in Germany Supermarkets in Sweden and Schools and Kindergartens in New Zealand.