Monday, January 14, 2019

United Kingdom - Steelite

United Kingdom - Steelite
Exploit: Ransomware.
Steelite: A Middleport-based company that manufactures tableware for the hospitality industry.
correct severe gaugeRisk to Small Business: 1.888= SevereThe risk to small business in this scenario is very high. Ransomware is becoming more and more prevalent in the cyber-crime scene as it is a low-risk/ high reward attack vector.
correct moderate gaugeIndividual Risk: 2.571= ModerateIt is unclear if payroll information was accessed, but due to the sensitive nature of the encrypted files, it would be best to be cautious.
Customers Impacted: The employees who work at the organization are the ones at risk.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ BusinessPayroll information is vital for operating a business, which makes this attack particularly damaging. Many organizations would not have the resources available to rebuild their payroll servers so quickly, which would leave them in a precarious situation.

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Risk Levels:1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk*The risk score is calculated using a formula that takes into account a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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