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India – Haldiram’s Snacks

Exploit: Ransomware
Haldiram’s Snacks: Snack Food Manufacturer 

Risk to Small Business: 1.451 = Extreme

Beloved Indian snack food maker Halidram’s has been hit with a ransomware attack that has brought chaos to its business and manufacturing arms. Bad actors encrypted much of the company’s essential data between October 12 and October 13, demanding a ransom payment for release. The negotiation, recovery, and investigation is ongoing.

Individual Risk: No individual information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware typically arrives as the nasty cargo of a phishing email. Phishing is today’s biggest cybersecurity risk, and this kind of damage is exactly what makes it every IT professional’s nightmare