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United States – Gaming Partners International

Exploit: Ransomware
Gaming Partners International: Casino Equipment Provider

Risk to Small Business: 2.211 = Severe

REvil ransomware caused havoc at one of the world’s leading casino suppliers, shutting down systems for several days. The hackers also extracted more than 500 gigabytes of data during the breach. Among the files were casino contracts, banking information and technical documents. The company was quickly able to restore operations.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Every time your employees interact with a phishing email, your business is at risk for ransomware. Security awareness training prevents up to 70% of cybersecurity incidents.