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Canada – The Société de transport de Montréal

Exploit: Ransomware
The Société de transport de Montréal: Municipal Transportation Agency 

Risk to Small Business: 2.502 = Moderate

Getting around Montréal got a bit more complicated at The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) fell victim to a ransomware attack last week. While métro and bus service were not disrupted, after-sales service was not available and reservations for paratransit services were impacted.

Individual Risk: No personal data has been reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware attacks on municipal infrastructure and transportation sector targets have been growing more frequent, and businesses that service those industries are also at risk, creating a need for better ransomware protection.