News and Updates on Information Technology

Portland’s McMenamins brewery and hotel chain has been the victim of a ransomware

Exploit: Ransomware

McMenamins: Hotel and Restaurant Chain

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 1.612=Severe

Family-owned hotel and restaurant chain McMenamins received an unwelcome holiday gift: ransomware. The company says that it has had to shut down credit card point-of-sale systems and corporate email but can still serve customers. The Conti ransomware group is thought to be responsible but the group has not claimed responsibility. The popular chain of restaurants, pubs, breweries and hotels is located in the Pacific Northwest: specifically, Washington and Oregon. The company has announced that it is working with the FBI and a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate the attack.

Individual Impact: No consumer/employee PII or financial data loss was disclosed in this breach as of press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Companies that may be holding financial data and PII for clients will be attractive targets for ransomware groups.

Source: KGW