McMenamins, a Portland Hotel and Brewpub Chain Hit with a Ransomware Attack

Exploit: Ransomware @ McMenamins
Risk to Business: Severe

Family-owned hotel and restaurant chain McMenamins received an unwelcome holiday gift: ransomware. The company says that it has had to shut down credit card point-of-sale systems and corporate email but can still serve customers. The Conti ransomware group is thought to be responsible but the group has not claimed responsibility. The popular chain of restaurants, pubs, breweries and hotels is located in the Pacific Northwest: specifically, Washington and Oregon. The company has announced that it is working with the FBI and a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate the attack.

Individual Impact: No consumer/employee PII or financial data loss was disclosed in this breach as of press time.

Stress on your Business: Companies that may be holding financial data and PII for clients will be attractive targets for ransomware groups.

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