News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – OmniTRAX

Exploit: Ransomware
OmniTRAX: Short Line Railway 

Risk to Small Business: 2.172 = Severe

Conti ransomware is to blame for a major information theft at OmniTRAX and parent company Broe Group. Although rail and freight operations were not disrupted, proprietary data was stolen. The 70 gigabytes of leaked files presented by the gang include internal OmniTRAX documents and clearly showed that data came from the contents of individual employee work computers. It was not clear if it included data pertaining to OmniTRAX’s rail operations or its customers.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident at this time but the incident is still under investigation.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Just one stolen or cracked password can wreak havoc on a company and its subsidiaries, leading to extensive (and expensive) recovery operations.