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Canada – Royal Military Colleges

Exploit: Ransomware
Royal Military Colleges – Military Training Higher Education System

Risk to Small Business: 2.045 = Severe

A DoppelPaymer ransomware incident was reported last month affecting Canada’s military college system. Now that data from the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada has appeared on the Dark Web this week. The Department of National Defence (DND) did not confirm the leak contains RMC information. Reports from analysts who have seen the data say that the files appear genuine and include student progress reports and acceptance letters, as well as a myriad of financial documents like tax receipts and budgets for various departments.

Individual Risk: 2.603 = Moderate

No personally identifiable information or financial data for students appears to have been affected. Financial data appears to be concentrated in official channels. Exposure of student disciplinary records could potentially be embarrassing, and data could be used for spear phishing or blackmail attempts

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: No institution is immune to phishing – not even a huge government entity with access to cutting-edge technology and training. Every business of every size needs phishing resistance training.