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United Kingdom – Amey Plc

Exploit: Ransomware
Amey Plc: Infrastructure Builder

Risk to Small Business: 1.631 = Severe

Venerable construction company Amey was hit by a ransomware attack in late December, attributed to the Mount Locker ransomware gang. The gang has begun leaking a trove of documents including contracts, bank statements and loan records, confidential partnership agreements, NDAs, correspondence between Amey and UK government departments and councils, and technical blueprints

Individual Risk: 2.221 = Severe

Employee data impacted in this breach includes scans of passports, driving licenses, and identity documents of company employees and directors, financial reports, employment records (new hire offers and resignation letters) and meeting notes.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: It only takes one ransomware attack to blow up your budget for the year, and it’s still early! Don’t leave anything to chance – put as much protection as you can in place to repel ransomware attacks.