You may have heard that Kaseya, an IT management software provider, fell victim to a ransomware attack on July 2, 2021. While they calculate the attack affected less than 60 of their clients, some of them were MSPs. This means it has trickled down and affected thousands of businesses of all sizes around the world, in what is believed to be the largest and most sophisticated cyberattack to date.
Before anything else, we would like to let you know that neither Reis Informatica, our service providers, nor any of our customers, have been affected in any way by this attack.
However, we think it’s important to acknowledge it and take action in order to always stay one step ahead of ill-intended groups.
What Is a Ransomware Attack?
In simple terms, Ransomware is an attack where a company’s systems or data are stolen, encrypted, and held hostage. Most of the time, the only way to recover them is to pay the attackers in exchange for the decryption key.
Ransomware attacks are not new. However, they have been exponentially increasing lately. The number of Canadian companies that have been affected by this particular attack is still unknown. Vivek Gupta, partner and cybersecurity expert at consulting firm BDO, calculates it is already in the thousands. Including many kinds of businesses, from law firms to grocery chains, and even healthcare providers.
What Can Be Done to Prevent Them?
Reis Informatica and our sister company, Cyberscopic, are here to help. By using machine learning and extensive human expertise, we continuously scan our client’s networks in real-time for possible intrusions. When we discover something out of place, we immediately investigate and sanitize it, if necessary.
Our staff does not only monitor your information. We also rigorously monitor our own to make sure your data is always protected and secure. We cut no corners, and partner exclusively with high-quality, key players in the IT industry to offer you top-of-the-line products and solutions.
If you are thinking about improving your security processes and systems, which we highly recommend you do, Reis Informatica will be offering a free-of-charge Dark Web Scan to our clients this summer.
Fill out the form below for more information, and stay one step ahead of threats.
You can read our full statement regarding the Kaseya ransomware attack, here.
Excited to tackle this challenge with you!