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United States – Americold

Exploit: Ransomware
Americold: Cold Storage and Logistics 

Risk to Small Business: 2.236 = Severe

Ransomware definitely chilled business at Americold, causing major disruptions to operations. The cyberattack impacted their operations across the board, causing partial or complete shutdowns in phone systems, email, inventory management, and order fulfillment. This attack may be related to a recent spate of attacks against healthcare targets. Cold storage and temperature-controlled transportation will be a huge component in the distribution of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware isn’t just stealing data anymore. Its also being used as a tool to disrupt infrastructure and logistics to devastating effect.