News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – South and City College Birmingham

Exploit: Ransomware
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.