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The Russian foreign intelligence service (SVR) took advantage of chaos generated by Friday’s Kaseya ransomware attack to carry out a hack of its own against Fremont, Calif.-based distributor Synnex, according to Bloomberg. While Synnex said it’s aware of “a few instances” where hackers tried to access customer cloud environments, the only publicly known target is the Republican National Committee.
Synnex’s communication about the attack has been limited, with the distributor putting out a three-paragraph statement Tuesday morning and not responding to an executive interview request from CRN. The company said it can’t provide any specific details at this point since its review is ongoing, and that all systems, third-party apps and related tools must be examined prior to making final determinations.
From the role Microsoft’s cloud environment played in the hack to the risk posed to VARs to the likelihood of a connection with the Kaseya cyberattack, here are five things solution providers need to know about the Synnex hack.