White House working to ‘respond’ to massive ransomware attack

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A massive ransomware attack that affected thousands of victims continued to cause chaos on Sunday as the White House pledged “full resources” to probe the breach.

Companies across the globe appear to have been affected through compromised software, asked to pay ransoms reported from $45,000 up to $5 million as the full breadth of Friday’s attack came into focus.

The ransomware hit Florida-based Kaseya and spread through a slew of companies, many which use its software to serve multiple customers.

“The level of sophistication here was extraordinary,” Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, told The Associated Press.

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