Exploit: Ransomware attack.
UK Police Federation: Organization that represents 119,000 police officers across England and Wales.
Risk to Small Business: 1.777 = Severe: A ransomware attack hit computers at the federation’s Surrey headquarters on March 9, encrypting several databases and email systems. This led to a disruption in services, along with the deletion of all backup data. The organization will be forced to rebuild its systems and ensure that data was not compromised.
Individual Risk: 2.714 = Moderate Risk Currently there is no indication that data was extracted from their systems, but the attack has severely damaged the organization’s infrastructure.
Customers Impacted: Undisclosed
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: The National Crime Agency is investigating the attack, but the police federation believes that it was not targeted specifically and was victim to a larger campaign. As the threat of ransomware continues to evolve, companies must avoid getting caught in the crosshairs by arming themselves with cybersecurity training and protocols.
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