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Switzerland – Kopter Group

Exploit: Ransomware
Kopter Group: Helicopter Manufacturer

Risk to Small Business: 1.662 = Severe

LockBit ransomware struck Swiss helicopter maker Kopter, disrupting operations. The attackers compromised its internal network and encrypted the company’s files. The ransomware gang revealed that it was able to access the company’s systems by utilizing a poorly protected VPN. Kopter manufactures civilian aircraft. Investigation and recovery are ongoing.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the fastest, easiest way for cybercriminals to score a big payday, and it’s only growing more popular – and more disruptive.