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Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, U.S. firm's CEO says

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Staff enter the headquarters of information technology firm Kaseya in Miami, Florida, U.S., in an undated still image from video. Kaseya/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - Between 800 and 1,500 businesses have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

Fred Voccola, the CEO of the Florida-based company, said that it was hard to estimate the attack's precise impact because those hit were mainly customers of Kaseya's customers.

Reporting by Raphael Satter Editing by Paul Simao

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