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Australia – Toll Group

Exploit: Ransomware
Toll Group: Transportation and logistics company  

Risk to Small Business: 2.105 = Severe 

After recovering from a ransomware attack in early 2020, Toll Group has once again been victimized by bad actors. This attack exploited vulnerabilities in a Remote Desktop Protocol to infect the company’s network. To prevent the malware’s spread, Toll Group brought many of its servers offline, compounding the cost by curtailing productivity during an already precarious time.

Individual Risk: At this time, no personal information was compromised in the breach.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: COVID-19 is reorienting our business practices. Most notably, many employees are now working remotely, which opens organizations up to a litany of cybersecurity threats. Bad actors are exploiting those vulnerabilities, which means that organizations intending to thrive throughout this time will need to account for those risks as part of their evolving defensive posture.