FBI reaches out to Kaseya attack victims


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a ransomware attack on software company Kaseya that reportedly hit hours before the July 4 holiday weekend, and is reaching out to impacted victims.

FBI spokesperson Michele Ernst shared with Saipan Tribune the FBI National Press Office’s statements that encouraged those who feel their systems have been compromised as a result of the Kaseya ransomware incident to employ all recommended mitigations.

The FBI said those affected must follow guidance from Kaseya and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to shut down their VSA servers immediately and report their compromise to the FBI at ic3.gov. Include as much information as possible to assist the FBI and CISA in determining prioritization for victim outreach.

“Due to the potential scale of this incident, the FBI and CISA may be unable to respond to each victim individually, but all information we receive will be useful in countering this threat,” the FBI National Press Office said.

According to news reports, hundreds of businesses, mostly small businesses, have already been affected.

Cybercriminals reportedly sent two ransom notes demanding $50,000 from smaller companies and $5 million from larger companies.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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