Security Breach Update
11 October 2018

Big HackedThis week brings a sinister revelation of China using a tiny chip to infiltrate USA Companies.

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 USA companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.

The company discovered a microchip on the servers that allow for attackers to make stealth doorways on their network.

Hardware attacks are rarer and more difficult to execute than software attacks, but with China making 90% of the world’s PCs, they are in a good position to continue using hardware to infiltrate organizations across the world.

Read Bloomberg’s full article here.

Recent Breaches

Canada – Altima Telecom – one of the largest independent Canadian internet service providers.
Exploit: SQL injection attack.
Risk to Small Business: Severe: As the risk score shows, this is a severe breach that could deal major damage to any organization. Payment info exposure is a particularly significant deterrent for customers looking to do business.
Risk to Exploited Individuals: Severe: Those affected by this breach are at an increased risk for identity theft and spam.
Customers Impacted: All of Altima Telecom’s customers.

United States – Apollo – New York-based sales engagement startup.
Exploit: Unclear at this time
Risk to Small Business: Severe: This could deal a significant blow to an organization’s ability to retain customers.
Risk to Exploited Individuals: Severe: The customers affected by this breach will be at a higher risk for spam due to the nature of the data accessed.
Customers Impacted: 200 million.

The Internet Age has brought an amazing ability to conduct business at a new level of profitability. With this increased reward brings more danger of cyber threats inflicting harmful attacks on business.

Being proactive in developing a cybersecurity plan can be the difference in successfully defending a breach or losing millions to a harmful attack.

Protect your data, privacy and reputation, talk to a TCT sales team member today.

Robert Brown
11/10/2018

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