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The Netherlands – Randstad

Exploit: Ransomware
Randstad: Staffing Agency

Risk to Small Business: 2.237 = Severe

The Egregor ransomware gang is getting its work done before the holidays, with yet another major strike this week, this time on the world’s largest staffing company. Randstad states that only a limited number of servers were impacted and that their network and business operations continued to operate without disruption. The company is still assessing what data exactly was stolen, but doesn’t expect that any client or employee data was impacted.

Individual Risk: No personal data was reported as exposed in this incident, but that may change as the investigation progresses.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: No matter how big a company is, one ransomware-laden phishing email can bring it to its knees in a hurry. Phishing is the biggest risk every business faces today.