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Germany – Fresenius

Exploit: Ransomware
Fresenius: Private hospital operator

Risk to Small Business: 1.751 = Severe

A ransomware attack has disrupted many of the company’s operations. Although patient care continues, this attack is especially problematic as the healthcare provider is playing a crucial role in the COVID-19 pandemic with a deluge of patients presenting with the virus. The incident is emblematic of a broad uptick in healthcare-related cyberattacks, and it serves as a reminder that, in 2020, quality patient care includes comprehensive cyber-readiness.

Individual Risk: At this time, no personal information was compromised in the breach.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:Ransomware attacks are a persistent and expensive threat to every organization. Ensuring that your defensive posture is equipped to handle this problem is critical to thriving in our current digital environment.