News and Updates on Information Technology

UK – Foxtons

Exploit: Malware
Foxtons: Property Management 

Risk to Small Business: 2.671 = Moderate

UK estate agency Foxtons was hit with a malware attack that impacted agency services, including a temporary shutdown of its MyFoxtons customer portal. The company describes the incident as a limited malware incident that infected a small part of the business but did not cause the loss of any data about its clients.

Individual Risk: No individual information has been reported as compromised in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware can steal data, but it can also just shut a business down. Even a partially successful attack that doesn’t exfiltrate data or infect the entire network is a headache.