Earlier this month, the REvil ransomware attacks swept across the globe in what appeared to be one of the most devastating ransomware attacks in history.
Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise
Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common, as cybercriminals realize how profitable they can be. In a recent attack, the REvil ransomware group was able to encrypt files on victims’ computers and demand a ransom for the decryption key. However, thanks to the quick work of security firm Kaseya, the group’s universal decryptor key has been obtained and made public. This means that anyone who has been affected by this particular attack can now get their files back without having to pay the ransom.
While it is unfortunate that so many people have had their data locked up by criminals, it is good to know that there is hope in restoring your data. With any luck, companies like Kaseya will be able to help keep everyone safe from these sorts of attacks. It’s also important to note that you should make sure you’re taking proper precautions with your own personal computer; make sure you always have antivirus software installed and stay away from websites where you don’t feel 100% confident about what you’re doing. As long as we all work together, we can continue to make cybersecurity better for everyone!
Kaseya Obtains Universal Decryptor Key
Kaseya, a remote monitoring and management software company, has announced that it has obtained a universal decryptor key for recent REvil ransomware attacks. This means that Kaseya customers who have been affected by these attacks can now recover their data without having to pay the ransom.
Kaseya R&D teams were able to obtain a universal decryption key due to extensive research in this area, said Darren Guccione, CEO of Kaseya. This capability is available only through the managed service provider community and not directly from Kaseya. We are providing this capability at no cost to our MSP partners so they can help protect their clients from this growing threat vector. We know how important data protection is to our MSP partners and are committed to helping them deliver excellent customer service in the face of today’s cyberthreats.
Kaseya, a remote monitoring and management software company, has announced that it has obtained a universal decryptor key for recent REvil ransomware attacks. This means that Kaseya customers who have been affected by these attacks can now recover their data without having to pay the ransom. Kaseya R&D teams were able to obtain a universal decryption key due to extensive research in this area, said Darren Guccione, CEO of Kaseya.
Prevention Is Key
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay a ransom to the attacker. In the case of REvil, the attackers have been using a universal decryptor key to decrypt the files of victims who have paid the ransom. However, Kaseya has now obtained this key and is offering it to victims free of charge. This is a great example of why prevention is key when it comes to ransomware attacks.
By taking steps to prevent an attack in the first place, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and stress. With ransomware on the rise, more and more people are finding themselves needing to take action after their files have already been encrypted. If you find yourself dealing with this issue, please reach out to us for help. We will do our best to get your data back so that you can continue with life as usual!
How to Protect Yourself
Kaseya, a remote monitoring and management software company, has obtained a universal decryptor key for the REvil ransomware. This means that if you have been infected with this ransomware, you can now get your files back without having to pay the ransom. The only catch is that the decryption will not work on a machine where the malware still exists.
The best way to protect yourself from these types of attacks is by installing some form of protection against malware such as an antivirus software or email filter. However, even these forms of protection are not foolproof. They must be updated constantly in order to identify new threats and respond quickly when they arise. If they are outdated, they may fail to block new threats that could potentially wreak havoc on your system.
According to recent reports, the REvil ransomware group has been using a new technique to encrypt victims’ files. However, Kaseya has obtained a universal decryptor key that can be used to restore encrypted files. It is recommended that all employees should apply this decryption software as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in their work. The link to download the decryption software is provided below. It’s also worth noting that encryption tools are now available on most free hosting sites and GitHub for easy distribution.
For more information about how to protect your data against ransomware, please read our blog post Ransomware- How to protect your company’s data.
Please note that it is no longer possible to purchase an antivirus software for protection against these types of malware. To obtain security for your computers and network, we recommend that you install Barracuda Cloud Control (BCC) which provides complete control over all devices on any network. In addition, BCC also integrates with other software such as Microsoft SCCM and BMC Atrium so you can have a unified view of your IT
environment across on premises and cloud applications while adding endpoint management as well as server management capabilities.