It all depends on whether your Atlanta IT company uses Kaseya products or not. Get in touch with them to find out for sure — every second counts when it’s your data, your uptime, and your business on the line.
Centerpoint IT does not use Kaseya products to manage our clients’ networks. We deploy sophisticated tools with multiple layers of protection that include AI and independent backups to address zero-day events such as this one.
Why Would Your Atlanta IT Company Use Kaseya?
Kaseya VSA is a cloud-based management and monitoring solution that is used by many MSPs to remotely monitor and maintain their clients’ IT environments. It’s a tool that allows them to carry out a range of key support tasks without having to visit onsite.
If your Atlanta IT company or MSP uses Kaseya, then your data has almost certainly been affected by this ransomware infection. Businesses that use Kaseya need to act fast to mitigate the consequences of this attack.
How Did This Attack Occur?
The notorious cybercrime group REvil targeted thousands of Kaseya users by exploiting a flaw in the software. As a result of the infection, REvil was able to:
Remotely breach workstations and servers
Steal confidential and sensitive information
Add new accounts
Delete valuable data
Remove administrative access for key users
Hold businesses hostage
Long-term consequences for affected businesses will likely include extensive data loss for the affected businesses, long-lasting downtime, and high costs for recovery. For example, a grocery store chain affected by the attack has had to close down 800 stores while they deal with the infection.
What Can You Do If You’re Infected?
If your business or your Atlanta IT company uses Kaseya, you need to act fast. There are a few actions you can take that will potentially limit the damage:
Disconnect any devices and systems that are still connected to Kaseya VSA
Check your backups
Secure your networks using an IDS/IPS application tool
Implement a Next-Generation Endpoint Detection and Response Solution like SentinelOne
Follow Kaseya’s recommendations including searching any Indicators of Compromise(IoCs)
If you have been affected by this attack and need expert assistance, get in touch with the Centerpoint IT team right away.
Don’t Hesitate — Act Now
If reading about ransomware attacks like this one makes you wonder if your business is vulnerable to security breaches and cybercriminal attacks, don’t wait until you are attacked to come up with a plan.
When you’re not sure if you have the skills or knowledge to get the job done, what can you do? Consult with cybersecurity professionals like those on the Centerpoint IT team.