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The Netherlands – Royal Dutch Cycling Union

Exploit: Ransomware
Royal Dutch Cycling Union: Sport Governing Body

Risk to Small Business: 2.896 = Moderate

The ransomware gang that decided to strike the Royal Dutch Cycling Union struck out this week after stealing a database from the agency and publishing their ransom demand with sample data as proof. It turns out that the governing body had already transferred that information to a new, more secure system and they aren’t interested in having the old data returned. There’s been no impact on operations, and no sensitive membership data was involved.

Individual Risk: No personal data was reported as exposed in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Data theft is the most typical goal of ransomware gangs. Even in a low-impact incident like this, data could still be exposed that could harm your business, like account credentials.