Maine Department of Environmental Protection operations in danger due to ransomware attack

Exploit: Ransomware

Maine Department of Environmental Protection: State Government Agency


Risk to Business: 1.825 = Severe
Ransomware attacks endangered operations at two Maine wastewater treatment facilities this week. The attacks occurred in the Aroostook County town of Limestone and the town of Mount Desert on Mount Desert Island. Officials were quick to note that the attacks presented no threat to public health and safety, characterizing them as minor.  Operations have been restored.


Risk to Individual: There has not yet been an announcement that employee, customer or consumer personal or financial information was compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Infrastructure targets are increasingly under fire by cybercriminals because of the historically poor security and rich payouts.

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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