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Germany – Funke Media Group

Exploit: Ransomware
Funke Media Group: News Reporting Organization 

Risk to Small Business: 1.827 = Severe

A devastating ransomware attack limited operations at one of Germany’s biggest news outfits. Funke Media Group publishes more than 100 newspapers, magazines, and news reports. The company was reduced to offering only limited editions of some publications and eliminate others completely for the publishing window as it begins investigation and restoration efforts.

Individual Risk: No individual or personal data has been reported as exposed in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

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