The Nipissing First Nation: Administration for First Nations Tribe
Risk to Small Business: 1.702 = Severe
A ransomware attack disrupted communications throughout the administration and resource network. The attack, which was first detected on May 8th, was partially thwarted when the organization prevented it from encrypting networks, communications infrastructure was impacted. To repair the damage, Nipissing First Nation hired a cybersecurity team to investigate the cause and to identify solutions. Despite avoiding some of the worst consequences, the organization will still face an expensive recovery process that will impact its operations at a critical time.
Individual Risk:At this time, no personal information was compromised in the breach.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: While cybersecurity specialists believe that company and customer data was spared in this attack, ransomware attacks often double as data breaches when bad actors exfiltrate data before encrypting networks. Organizations should regularly assess their defensive landscape to ensure that they are prepared to defend against the latest ransomware trends.