Deep Dive (July 6): Biden Pressured to Take Action After Latest Ransomware Attack

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
July 6, 2021Deep Dive

Around 1,500 businesses around the globe have been compromised in the latest ransomware attack, despite the targeted company limiting the extent of damages. The attack targeted U.S. IT firm Kaseya over the weekend. Kaseya’s CEO Fred Voccola said the company shut down the compromised program within an hour after the attack, potentially saving more businesses from getting compromised, according to a video the CEO posted online. It’s still unclear the extent of the attack’s impact because Kaseya serves thousands of businesses around the world—anywhere from 800,000 to millions. Even if the number of affected businesses remains at 1,500, that still makes it one of the bigger cybersecurity attacks in history. The White House says this shows U.S. companies must improve cybersecurity measures.

Search efforts are back in full swing at the Miami condo collapse. Officials say the demolition of the rest of the collapsed condo Sunday night makes it safer to search. As of Monday, the death toll is 28, with another 117 still missing. Forecasts predict the Surfside area will likely avoid most of the oncoming tropical storm.

The largest teachers’ union in the United States votes to promote critical race theory, describing it as a “reasonable” and “appropriate” framework for students to understand America’s past and present. The National Education Association (NEA) recently passed a resolution committing at least $127,600 to advance its support for the theory. Author and filmmaker Christopher Rufo posted on Twitter in response to the NEA’s actions, saying, “We were born for this fight—and will show no mercy to the corrupt ideologues who are ruining American education.”

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