Kaseya Ransomware Hit Casts a Wide Net of Potential Liability


Law360 (July 9, 2021, 8:42 p.m. EDT) – A cyberattack on software vendor Kaseya that led to a widespread wave of ransomware may also lay a wide net of liability, with regulators and potential complainants likely to question whether Kaseya took reasonable steps to prevent the attack and whether the victims properly vetted their suppliers.

In the aftermath of the attack, which the Miami-based software company said affected up to 1,500 organizations around the world, US regulators may urge victims to disclose if they have been affected and threaten the law enforcement for companies that keep their involvement a secret, cybersecurity attorneys say. Class action lawyers, meanwhile, could determine whether ransomware victims – a lot of …

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