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Aust Companies Hit By Kaseya Cyber-Attack

Kaseya has informed the Australian Cyber Security Centre that at least five managed-service providers across Australia were affected by the global ransomware attack which hit the software company’s on-premises customers.

That figure could increase over the coming days, as MSPs here are only just beginning to report that their operations have been breached.

Fred Voccola, CEO of the Miami-based company, said between 800 and 1500 businesses around the world have been affected by the ransomware attack centred on Kaseya.

The hackers, believed to be a Russian group called REvil, have demanded US$70 million to restore all affected businesses’ data.

Kaseya has hired US cybersecurity outfit FireEye to help with the deal, while Australian and US investigators are also looking into the cyberattack.

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