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Fimmick has been hit with a ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

Fimmick Limited: Marketing Company

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Risk to Business: 1.631 = Severe

Hong Kong marketing firm Fimmick has been hit with a ransomware attack that is purportedly the work of REvil. Cybersecurity researchers caught wind of the incident after REvil claimed to have burglarized Fimmick’s databases, snatching data that pertained to Fimmick’s work with a number of major brands. Sample data provided on REvil’s website as proof of the hack included data pertaining to the company’s work with Cetaphil, Coca-Cola and Kate Spade.


Individual Impact: No consumer PII or financial data exposure was disclosed in this breach as of press time, although the sample points to employee information exposure.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Companies that provide services like this are especially tasty targets for ransomware gangs because even if they don’t pay the ransom their data on other businesses open new doors.

Source: zdnet