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Hong Kong – Dairy Farm

Exploit: Ransomware
Dairy Farm: Retail Conglomerate 

Risk to Small Business: 1.616 = Severe

Enormous Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm is the latest victim of REvil ransomware. The attackers claim to have demanded a $30 million ransom. As proof, REvil has released images of the company’s Active Directory Users and Computers MMC. The attackers claim to still be in control of the company’s computer systems, including full control over Dairy Farm’s corporate email, which they state will be used for phishing attacks.

Individual Risk: No personal or business data was reported as confirmed to be stolen in this incident that is still under investigation.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the weapon of choice of most of today’s cybercriminals, and it can strike any buiness of any size from corner stores to retail giants.