News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Mattel

Exploit: Ransomware
Mattel: Toymaker

Risk to Small Business: 2.327 = Severe

In a recent regulatory filing, Mattel told regulators that it suffered a ransomware attack in July 2020 that shut down some systems but did not include a significant data loss. Only business systems were impacted, production and distribution were not affected. Experts believe that TrickBot ransomware was used in the incident.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Cybersecurity awareness starts with phishing resistance. It’s the most likely delivery system for ransomware, but training only sticks if it’s refreshed at least every 4 months.