Entercom Communications: Broadcasting and radio company based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: : Regardless of the recovery methodology, recovering from a ransomware attack is incredibly expensive. In this case, hackers demanded $500,000 to restore Entercom’s network, a cost that comes without guarantees that bad actors will follow through on their promises. However, restoring a network often carries similar or even higher costs, meaning that there are no good solutions once an attack occurs. In a similar breach early this year, a station estimated that they lost up to $800,000 in revenue in addition to the $500,000 recovery charge. Consequently, it’s clear that every business needs to protect its bottom line by ensuring that its cybersecurity standards align with today’s emerging threat landscape.
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk
*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.