Security Breach – 25 Mar 2021

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Security Breach – 25 Mar 2021

Protect your business from Third-Party and Supply Chain Cybersecurity disasters

As was recently illustrated by the Microsoft hack, third-party and supply chain risk is a threat that every business is vulnerable to in our interconnected world.

But not all of your vendors, service providers, or partners take information security seriously, and that creates a real risk for your business.

Over 90% of businesses in the USA experienced a cybersecurity incident like a data breach in 2020 because of a third-party or supply chain risk.

These businesses didn’t make a cybersecurity misstep themselves – another company created vulnerabilities for them. Often these are vulnerabilities that you won’t even know about until it’s too late.

Third-party and supply chain risk will continue to be a growing problem in 2021 and beyond.

The data that cybercriminals grab from data breaches inevitably makes its way into dark web markets and data dumps, providing ample fuel for future cyberattacks.

Data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020 alone, feeding plenty of cybercrime.

Are you positioned to gain the kind of intelligence that helps you get a clear picture of how stolen data may put your business at risk? If you’ve got Dark Web ID, you are.

Dark Web ID sends up a red flag to warn you when your company’s credentials make an appearance on the dark web, enabling you to take care of that vulnerability before cybercriminals can exploit it. This is just one increasing risk factor in 2020.

As the fallout from the global pandemic settles, more risk from dark web sources will become a problem for businesses.

Even cybercriminals have to work a little harder these days to make ends meet. Don’t let them snatch your piece of the pie – add dark web monitoring today to stay in the know about your company’s risk.

Recent Breaches

Canada – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Small Business: Extreme: The CRA has locked down 800,000 online taxpayer accounts following an internal investigation that found user logins and other sensitive information may have been hacked. The agency noted that it could take until March 22 for the issues to be resolved.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted:  80,000

United Kingdom – West Ham Football Club

Exploit: Unsecured Database

Risk to Small Business: Moderate: English Premier League football club West Ham United appears to have accidentally leaked personal data of supporters on its official website. Cybersecurity experts believe it is likely the problem was caused by an internal error.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: Moderate: Details of fan account profiles including full names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, address and email address were displayed when supporters attempted to log into the club’s ticketing website.

Customers Impacted:  Unknown

Protect your data and systems by implementing a solid cybersecurity plan today. Talk to a TCT team member today and we can show you how.

Robert Brown
25/03/2021

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