News and Updates on Information Technology

Italy – The Enel Group

Exploit: Ransomware
The Enel Group: Energy Manufacture & Distribution 

Risk to Small Business: 1.909 = Severe

Multinational energy conglomerate Enel was the latest victim of Netwalker ransomware, as cybercriminals demand a $14 million ransom. The ransomware gang claims to have several terabytes of data. The company was also hit with Snake ransomware in July. Investigation and recovery are ongoing.

Individual Risk: No personal or financial data is reported as stolen or compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks on infrastructure targets have been escalating, including energy, logistics, and industrial transportation companies. While cybercriminals are still out for data, they’re also looking to disrupt essential services.