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United States – Underwriters Laboratories

Exploit: Ransomware
Underwriters Laboratories: Safety Regulator 

Risk to Small Business: 2.022 = Severe

Underwriters Laboratories, the oldest and largest device safety certifier in the world, should have checked the safety of their email systems a little more closely. They’ve experienced a ransomware attack that has encrypted its servers and caused them to shut down systems while they recover.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is a huge hit to every company’s performance and budget – and it’s preventable through security awareness training.