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United Kingdom – Sandcliffe Motor Group

Exploit: Ransomware
Sandcliffe Motor Group: Automobile Retailer

Risk to Small Business: 1.802 = Severe

A ransomware attack has exposed the information of employees and customers of Sandcliffe Motor Group. The chain of 10 dealerships around the UK has traced the source to an employee clicking a link in a phishing email.

Individual Risk: 1.613 = Severe

The company noted that bank account details and medical histories may be included in the information that was snatched. Clients and employees should be aware of the possibility that their personally identifiable or financial data was compromised and be alert to spear phishing and identity theft attempts.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:  Phishing never goes away, and it’s always the fastest, easiest way for cybercriminals to strike.