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United States – PDI Group

Exploit: Ransomware
PDI Group: Defense Contractor 

Risk to Small Business: 2.412 = Severe

US military contractor PDI Group has experienced a ransomware attack, with Babuk Locker claiming responsibility. the gang says that they have 700 GB of data they claim to have stolen from PDI’s internal network and they have made ransom demands after posting a sample to their site. PDI Group manufactures specialty trailers, dollies and other transport tools for multiple military applications.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Failing to protect the secrets of your success like blueprints and formulas is a fast path to trouble when your competitors can download them from dark web sources.