Ransomware attack on thousands of businesses over the weekend

My son-in-law Rene runs an IT business. This morning he sent me this:

Hi Tom,

Over the coming days you will likely hear the news of a major cyber attack involving Kaseya, which provides software to IT providers around the world. The attacks affected 1000+ of their client’s customers and as a results these systems were encrypted with ransomware. The level of damage this has caused will become evident over the coming days and weeks. It’s absolutely gut wrenching and my thoughts go out to them.

We do not use any of the affected software and none of our systems (or client’s systems) have been affected by this. Our team is monitoring this evolving situation will take additional steps as needed.

Our client’s system and data security is our top priority. We carefully review every software vendor we use to ensure they meet our security requirements.

If you’re uncertain or not confident about cyber security practices and protecting your organisation’s systems and data or know of another business that needs help reply to this email or call our office on 02 8188 9777.