City of Alexandria, LA attacked by ransomware

Exploit: Business Email Compromise
City of Portland, OR: Municipal Government


Risk to Business: 2.733 = Moderate

The AlphV ransomware gang has added the city of Alexandria, Louisiana to its list of victims. Officials confirmed that the city of 50,000 had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. They don’t believe that any sensitive data was stolen, and city operations will proceed as normal. This is the 22nd reported incident affecting a local government in the U.S. this year.


Individual Risk:

No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Governments have been high on the cybercriminal’s shopping list since they tend to have big data stores.

Risk Levels:
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.

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