News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – Salvation Army charity hit by ransomware attack

Exploit: Hacking

Salvation Army – Non-Profit

cybersecurity news represented by agauge showing severe risk

Risk to Business: 2.424= Severe

The United Kingdom arm of the evangelical Christian nonprofit Salvation Army disclosed that it had been the victim of an unspecified cyberattack. The industry press are reporting that the attack was purportedly ransomware but no confirmation is available at this time. The fundamentalist charity says that no programs were impacted and has not released information about the type of data that was stolen.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmed that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business organizations that hold financial information for donors should put extra care into securing it to keep those people donating.

Source: The Register