News and Updates on Information Technology

Italy – Campari Group

Exploit: Ransomware
Campari Group: Beverage Vendor 

Risk to Small Business: 2.607 = Severe

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang stopped by Italian beverage maker Campari Group, leaving a sticky situation in its wake. The company, creators of brands including Campari, Cinzano, and Appleton, had a large part of its IT systems encrypted leading to a business disruption. Campari has announced that it was able to restore affected systems and no sensitive data was impacted. The ransom demand is currently set for $15 million

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Backup and restoration is an important tool in ransomware recovery – but training your staff to not be fooled by the phishing email that launches a ransomware attack is an effective mitigation strategy.