News and Updates on Information Technology

France – Orange

Exploit: Ransomware  
Orange: Telecom Provider

Risk to Small Business: 2.323 = Severe

French telecommunications giant Orange has confirmed that they suffered a data breach affecting customers in their Orange Business Services Division. The Nefilim ransomware group added Orange to its data leak site on July 15, 2020. Orange noted that it was quickly able to mitigate the attack and stop the leak, but some business clients had their data captured by the hackers. No mention of a ransom or payment was released by Orange.   

Individual Risk: No individual personal or financial data has been reported as compromised, but no details have been released about the contents of those 20 compromised enterprise accounts.  

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is everywhere these days, and cybercriminals are often choosing to make more targeted attacks than in the past to lower their chances of quick detection. Every company needs to make defending against ransomware a top security training priority.