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Italy- Luxottica

Exploit: Ransomware
University Hospital Dusseldorf: Healthcare Provider 

Risk to Small Business: 1.752 = Severe

Ransomware definitely blindsided Italian eyewear giant Luxottica, producer of popular brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Armani, Bulgari, Chanel, Prada, Ferrari, Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Burberry, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Miu Miu, and Tory Burch. The company’s brand websites and service provider websites for Ray-Ban, EyeMed, Pearle Vision, and Sunglass Hut went down after a ransomware attack disrupted operations worldwide. Investigation and restoration is ongoing.

Individual Risk: No individual information has been reported as compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware can shut an organization down entirely, and these days bad actors are just as interested in disrupting business and manufacturing operations as stealing data.