xploit: Ransomware attack
Brookside: Medical practice in Battle Creek, Michigan

Risk to Small Business: 2 = Severe: The doctor’s office of Dr. William Scalf and Dr. John Bizon will be forced to close on April 30th after falling victim to a ransomware attack and refusing to pay $6,500 to regain access. Although hackers were unable to compromise their data, all information regarding appointments, patients, and payments was completely erased.

Individual Risk: 2.428 = Severe Sensitive information of individuals was not accessed, only deleted. However, none of the unrecoverable data was salvaged and the office closure will force patients to seek treatment elsewhere, even those with imminent health concerns.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: This security incident is a perfect example of how devastating a ransomware attack can be for small businesses and their customers. Hackers are capable of wiping out infrastructure and important records, causing business owners to rebuild from the ground-up. As such, company managers must begin assessing cybersecurity threats and working with Partners such as Enterprise Systems to protect themselves from compromises going forward.

Enterprise Systems can find out how payment data is being used on the Dark Web, even in the case of a malware attack. We work with you to strengthen your security suite by offering industry-leading detection.