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United States – Ubiquiti Networks

Exploit: Ransomware
Ubiquiti Networks: Communications Technology Firm 

Risk to Small Business: 1.979 = Severe

Ubiquiti Networks announced that an intruder made its way into that company’s servers. The hacker was able to access stored data on users, such as names, email addresses, and salted and hashed passwords. It is currently unclear how many users have been affected. The company says there is no indication that there has been unauthorized activity with respect to any user’s account, and the incident is still under investigation.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hacking can come from many directions, but one common source is credential compromise. By adding strong access point protection, companies can add extra security against hackers like this.