News and Updates on Information Technology

United Kingdom – the7stars

Exploit: Ransomware
the7stars: Talent Agency

Risk to Small Business: 1.411 = Severe

Clop ransomware is at the root of a data breach at the7stars, a London-based talent agency that handles clients with connections to  Atlantic Records, Suzuki and Penguin Random House. Internal client records, business agreements, photographs, business records, and other communications were included in this haul. The agency announced that it was able to restore its systems from back-ups and are continuing to investigate.

Individual Risk: 1.221 = Severe

The stolen data includes scans of passports, invoices, and other sensitive information about the agency’s clients. This information can be used for identity theft and spear phishing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is a huge risk for every business, and it’s essential that everyone in your team is on board to spot and stop ransomware attacks.