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10 Big Things To Know About The Kaseya Cyberattack

From the largest ransom demand of all-time to a potentially linked attack on Microsoft cloud customer apps via Synnex to how this hack was nearly avoided altogether, here are 10 things to know about the Kaseya cyberattack.

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9. Supermarkets, Schools Around The World Impacted

Swedish supermarket chain Coop - which makes up 20 percent of the country’s food retailer market – had to shut down hundreds of stores even though they’re not a Kaseya customer. Coop’s point-of-sale tills and self-service checkouts stopped working since those machines are managed by a company that’s a customer of Kaseya, according to the BBC.

Similarly, the Kaseya ransomware attack meant that 390-store Swedish pharmacy chain Apotek Hjärtat couldn’t take payments even though they too aren’t a Kaseya customer. And government-owned Swedish rail operator SJ has been unable to use the payment facilities on its train point of sales terminals due to indirect impact from the supply chain attack (SJ isn’t a Kaseya customer either).

At least 11 schools in New Zealand had their data encrypted in the Kaseya cyberattack, according to local news outlet Stuff. One of the schools, St Peter’s in Cambridge, told the news organization that all their data had been successfully backed up several hours before the attack took place.

 
 
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