Massive ransomware attack spreads to 1,000 companies worldwide

Massive ransomware attack spreads to 1,000 companies worldwide

[Ed. – An attack on this scale doesn’t honestly look like it’s motivated solely by greed; i.e., the desire to collect ransom.  This looks like someone with a different agenda.  Dry run?  Actual early move in an attack on infrastructure to disrupt “situation normal” and sow chaos before, say, an EMP-level cyber attack?]

Just weeks after President Joe Biden implored Vladimir Putin to curb cyber crime, a notorious, Russia-linked ransomware gang has been accused of pulling off an audacious attack on the global software supply chain.

REvil, the group blamed for the May 30 ransomware attack of meatpacking giant JBS SA, is believed to be behind hacks on at least 20 managed-service providers, which provide IT services to small- and medium-sized businesses. More than 1,000 businesses have already been impacted, a figure that’s expected to grow, according to the cybersecurity firm Huntress Labs Inc.

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Biden said he had ordered a “deep dive” by U.S. intelligence officials on what happened in the attacks. At this point, he said “we’re not sure” that Russia is behind them. …

In Sweden, most of grocery chain Coop’s more than 800 stores couldn’t open on Saturday after the attack led to a malfunction of their cash registers …

There are victims in 17 countries so far, including the U.K., South Africa, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and Spain …

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