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United Kingdom – The Hospital Group

Exploit: Ransomware
The Hospital Group: Private Cosmetic Surgery Services

Risk to Small Business: 1.702 = Severe

The REvil ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for a data breach at celebrity plastic surgery clinic chain The Hospital Group. The ransomware operators say that they’ve hacked essential data storage systems and have threatened to release before-and-after pictures of celebrity clients from their stash of more than 600 GB of data if the ransom is not paid, but no word on how much they’re asking for.

Individual Risk: No individual or personal data has yet been exposed, but that may change as events progress.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is no joke, and gangs can damage your business quickly by selectively stealing especially sensitive information about your clients.