Ransomware attack at Arthur J. Gallagher


Exploit: Ransomware
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.: Insurance Brokerage


Risk to Business: 2.119 = Severe Ransomware struck at insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher last week, according to the company’s Untied States Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The report went on to note that a limited portion of its internal systems were impacted and its operations were able to continue. Security researchers suspect that bad actors were able to exploit a known security flaw in the company’s servers to gain entry.


Individual Risk: So far, no personal data from clients or employees was noted as exposed in the breach, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Nowadays, ransomware operators aren’t just seeking ways to steal data – they also want to disrupt operations to cause damage.

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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