Ransomware attack thought tied to Russia-linked group hitting hundreds of businesses, cybersecurity firm says

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A cybercrime organization with ties to Russia is believed to have launched a massive ransomware attack that involves hundreds of companies, according to a cybersecurity firm.

The ongoing attack has affected more than 200 companies so far, cybersecurity firm Huntress Labs told FOX Business on Friday night.

The hackers targeted trusted support service providers in the hopes of penetrating customer networks.

Huntress told FOX Business that it has three partners that have been affected, with roughly 200 customer businesses encrypted.

“We were first notified at 12:35 ET today and it has been an all-hands-on-deck evolution to respond and make the community aware,” John Hammond, senior security researcher at Huntress, said in a statement.


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