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United States – Utility Trailer Manufacturing

Exploit: Ransomware

Utility Trailer Manufacturing: Trailer Fabrication

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Risk to Business: 1.655= Severe

California-based Utility Trailer Manufacturing was hit by the Clop ransomware gang. As proof of the hit, the gang released 5 gigabytes of data to the dark web this week. The company has not been clear on the impact of the breach beyond saying that client data including payment records were not accessed and manufacturing remains normal.

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Individual Risk: 1.507= Severe

While the company is staying mum about the content of the breach, researchers have determined that an extensive amount of sensitive personal data about employees, including payrolls and human resources information was included in the incident after finding it on the dark web. Past and present employees should be alert for identity theft and spear phishing attempts.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: A new ransomware attack is launched every 40 seconds, and every business is in the line of fire. Making sure that you have all the bases covered and taking smart precautions like increased security awareness training can help reduce risk.