News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – One Call

Exploit: Ransomware

One Call: Insurer

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Risk to Business: 1.606 = Severe

Insurer OneCall admitted last week that a ransomware attack disrupted its core IT system and forced it to shut down its servers. The attack was perpetrated by the notorious DarkSide gang, which purportedly went dark after the Colonial Pipeline fiasco. the hackers are demanding a ransom of more than $20k. The company has released no clear information on what data was stolen or how long the investigation and recovery will take, although news outlets are reporting customer and financial data as potentially stolen by the gang.

Individual Impact: No confirmation is available as to whether sensitive personal or financial information was compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the preferred weapon of cybercriminals, especially those in major gangs. Increased security awareness training is a must for every client because it makes organizations up to 70% less likely to experience damaging cybersecurity incidents like this one.