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Video delivery software provider SeaChange hit by REvil ransomware Featured

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SeaChange, a global public supplier of video delivery software, has been reportedly hit by a Windows ransomware attack, with the malware in question being REvil aka Sodinokibi.

The company has more than 50 million subscribers and is traded on the NASDAQ, the data breach monitoring and prevention service Under the Breach said in a tweet, to which it attached a screenshot of some of the material put up on the group's website.

Included among that was a cover letter for a design proposal for a video-on-demand system for the Pentagon.

REvil is one among a growing number of ransomware outfits that collect data from victims before encrypting it and generating a ransom note.

This data is then displayed on the ransomware attackers' site in increasing amounts if the victim does not pay up.

SeaChange is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and supplies video to many big names like the BBC, Cox, Dish, Verizon, Virgin Media and DirecTV.

The company has been contacted for comment.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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