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India – Press Trust of India

Exploit: Ransomware
Press Trust of India: News Reporting Service

Risk to Small Business: 2.169 = Severe

Major Indian news agency Press Trust of India was shut down for several hours over the weekend after a ransomware attack disrupted its operations, leaving millions of subscribers including major news sources in the dark. Service was restored by the next day and an investigation is underway, but the suspected culprit is ransomware.

Individual Risk: No personal data was exposed in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Snarling systems and impacting production are two goals that we’re seeing on the rise on cybercriminal hit lists, and frequently ransomware is the tool that they prefer to shut down businesses.