News and Updates on Information Technology

Spain – State Public Employment Service (SEPE)

Exploit: Ransomware
State Public Employment Service (SEPE): Government Agency 

Risk to Small Business: 2.020 = Severe

The cyberattack on Spain’s State Public Employment Service (SEPE) affected the agency’s offices around the country, forcing employees to use pen and paper to take appointments. The suspected ransomware attack disrupted operations at the authortity for unemployment assistance snarling progress for for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Spainiards. The incident is under investigation.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was declared as compromised immediately but the investigation is ongoing and more details may emerge.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware doesn’t discriminate, and even a narrow impact can have big consequences for operations, causing delays and dissatisfaction for clients.