Light SA: Energy Provider
Risk to Small Business: 2.133 = Severe
REvil ransomware is to blame again, this time in an attack that has encrypted data at a Brazilian energy company. The attackers have asked for a $14 million ransom to release the impacted data. Hackers purportedly encrypted the data through a known vulnerability in Windows software that allows them to encrypt Windows system files. The ransom has increased to $14 million after the company failed to pay the initial demand of $7 million in equivalent Monero by the original deadline imposed.
Individual Risk: No individual data was reported as compromised.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Even cybercriminals are working overtime these days. Ransomware attacks have increased since the beginning of 2020 and that shows no signs of slowing down. Most ransomware is delivered through phishing, making phishing resistance training a crucial component of an effective defense against ransomware.