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Canada – Manitoulin Transport

Exploit: Ransomware
Manitoulin Transport: Freight Transport and Logistics Provider 

Risk to Small Business: 2.314 = Severe

Another Canadian freight company has fallen victim to ransomware. In the latest incident, the Ontario-based carrier became aware of the attack on July 31, when some of its personnel reported systems access issues. The group claiming responsibility is Contee and they’ve also claimed responsibility for several other hacks against Canadian trucking companies – Manitoulin Transport is the sixth Canadian supply chain company to see its data posted by ransomware groups in less than a month.

Individual Risk: No consumer data has been reported as compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware typically comes calling as part of a phishing attack. Improving your defense against today’s biggest risk is essential. Businesses need to add strong protection from phishing attacks and improve phishing resistance training.