News and Updates on Information Technology

Canada – Sierra Wireless

Exploit: Ransomware
Sierra Wireless: Electronics Manufacturing

Risk to Small Business: 1.302 = Extreme

Canadian electronics giant Sierra Wireless has halted production at its manufacturing sites across the world after a ransomware attack crippled its IT systems. The disruption has kept staff from accessing internal documents and systems related to manufacturing and planning. Investigation and remediation are ongoing.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware can cause catastrophic delays in production, crippling factories. Preventing it from hitting systems is just as important as protecting data.