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France – Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH)

Exploit: Ransomware
Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH): Insurance Company 

Risk to Small Business: 2.062 = Severe

RansomExx ransomware is to blame for an attack at French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) that has severely disrupted the company’s operations. The company’s website displays a notice stating that it has been affected by a cyberattack that started on February 5th. This attack has caused their websites, customer portal and telephone platform to go down. The attack is ongoing and under investigation, but operations are severely limited for clients.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware does more than just steal data these days, it is frequently used to halt operations altogether and bring companies to their knees as cybercriminals try for a fast payment from a simple phishing attack.