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Canada – Promutuel Assurance

Exploit: Hacking
Promutuel Assurance: Insurance Company

Risk to Small Business: 2.771 = Extreme

A convoluted hacking incident has done so much damage at Promutuel Assurance that it is still impacting operations. The company has disclosed that this incident has widely affected its IT environment leading to a total shutdown of systems. Restoration, recovery and investigation efforts are underway, and some services have already been revived.

Individual Risk: No personal data was reported as exposed in the incident at this time, but that may change as the investigation progresses.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: It only takes one cyberattack to bring a business to a screeching halt. Make sure all of your cybersecurity bases are covered and don’t leave anything to chance.