The ransomware attack against U.S. tech provider forced to shut down operations of the Swedish grocery store and all its 800 stores as cash registers of the stores stopped working. This ransomware attack is the largest attack recorded until now. It has spread across the world threating firms demanding millions of dollars.
The American software company was attacked which followed the unusual closure of the major food retailer. The highly criticized and ransomware gang, REvil is suspected of attacking the Kaseya’s desktop management tool VSA. The REvil gang is suspected of pushing a malicious update on the system infecting the management tool VSA that serves thousands of businesses.
The business that were impacted had files encrypted and were left with electronic messages demanding ransom payments of millions of dollars. According to some experts, the attackers aimed at spreading the infection as fast as possible while employees were at a long weekend holidays and away from job.