Kaseya Denies Paying Ransom To Hackers
Kaseya says it didn’t pay hackers to gain decryption keys for its customers’ networks after the company was hit by a huge ransomware attack.
“While each company must make its own decision on whether to pay the ransom, Kaseya decided after consultation with experts to not negotiate with the criminals who perpetrated this attack and we have not wavered from that commitment,” the company said in a statement.
“We are confirming in no uncertain terms that Kaseya did not pay a ransom – either directly or indirectly through a third party – to obtain the decryptor.”
The company is, however, requiring that its customers sign an NDA before they hand over the decryption keys, for unclear reasons.
Russian ransomware terrorists REvil initially claimed credit for the attack, and demanded $70 million for the decryption keys. They then quickly disappeared from the net.