News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – Manchester United

Exploit: Ransomware
Manchester United: Football (Soccer) Club

Risk to Small Business: 2.122 = Severe

A ransomware attack briefly shut down business operations at Manchester United. The team reports “Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.” The cyberattack is not expected to impact play and matches will remain ongoing as scheduled.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware and phishing go hand in hand and as social engineering tactics improve it’s always going to be the fastest, easiest way for cybercriminals to strike.