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United States – Kmart

Exploit: Ransomware
Kmart: Retail Store Chain

Risk to Small Business: 1.802 = Severe

Already beleaguered retailer Kmart did not need the extra complications that came with the Egregor ransomware attack that was delivered to their door. The incident has encrypted devices and servers connected to the company’s networks, knocking out back-end services and corporate operations functions. Retail stores are operating normally and no consumer impact has been reported.

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 is a disaster for any business, but it’s an especially cruel problem for a non-profit these days.