South and City College Birmingham: Institution of Higher Learning
Risk to Small Business: 1.102 = Extreme
The eight sites of South and City College Birmingham closed down in-person learning again this week after a purported ransomware attack wreaked havoc. Students will be back to learning online until systems can be restored, which may take weeks. An investigation is underway.
Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.
Customers Impacted: 13,000
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Even without data theft, ransomware can cause a massive disruption that cripples your business. Scenarios like this are also ripe for exploitation with double extortion ransomware.