Security Breach – 12 Apr 2024

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Security Breach – 12 Apr 2024

Email is a crucial communication tool in today’s digital world. A single organisation sends and receives thousands of emails daily, making the email environment a massive vulnerability for enterprises and opening the door for cyberattacks.  According to a Deloitte report, 91% of cybercrimes begin with a phishing email. Once a company suffers a phishing attack, recovering from the sudden jolt is often challenging since it adversely impacts its finances and reputation. That’s why businesses should carefully consider their email security strategy and utilise the latest tools and technologies to prevent damage from email-based cyberattacks.

Recent Breaches


United States – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Federal Agency

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Extreme: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has experienced a serious data breach that has exposed multiple types of sensitive data. A hacker group calling itself USDoD told Hackread that it stole personal information from about 8.5 million customers, contacts and contractors, including names, surnames, email addresses, phone numbers, job titles and company names.

United States – Panera Bread – Restaurant Chain

Exploit: Ransomware

Risk to Business: Extreme: A week-long IT outage at quick service cafe chain Panera Bread has been confirmed as a ransomware attack. The incident began on March 22, 2024, impacting its internal IT systems, phones, point of sales (POS) system, website and mobile app. Stores were left unable to process electronic payments and reward programs were inaccessible. The trouble wasn’t resolved until March 26. The company has not released information about a ransom demand or if any data was stolen, saying the incident is still under investigation.     

Talk to a TCT team member today about implementing cyber security plan for your business.

Robert Brown

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