REvil Ransomware targets 1000+ businesses causing holiday havoc YALELODGECM, YALELODGERU

Not many ransomware gangs survive long enough to victimize one company after another successfully. Most are dissected by cybersecurity researchers and taken care of usually. However, the REvil ransomware happens to be one of the former which has been proven once again with the latest news in the industry. 
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To begin with, only a day ago, the REvil ransomware gang was revealed to have attacked at least 40 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) through Kaseya – an IT company that is based in Florida and whose VSA software was being used by all the target organizations.
Since these victim MSPs themselves manage data for a number of businesses, the total number of companies estimated to have been impacted is over 1000. 
On the other hand, it is not confirmed what the group is demanding in return from its victims. However, a BleepingComputer’s report claims to have obtained a sample of the ransom note showing a demand of $5 million in ransom.
Concluding, we will continue updating you on any further developments. For the future, it is important for companies to be especially vigilant if they are in one of those industries which are deemed lucrative for attackers – IT service providers, cryptocurrency exchanges, etc.