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'Massive' cyberattack hits hundreds of US companies

‘Massive’ cyberattack hits hundreds of US companies

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About 200 companies in the United States have been hit by a “massive” type of “ransomware” or hijacking, in which hackers step into systems until the affected individuals or companies pay to unblock them.

Cybersecurity firm Huntress Labs claimed that the target of the attack was an IT company QaisiyaBased in Florida, it later spread to corporate networks using its software.

Qassieh issued a statement on her website saying she was investigating the “potential attack.”

Huntress Labs reported that they think so The criminal group of hackers known as REvil – who carries out these kinds of attacks for money and has ties to Russia – was responsible.