Exploit: Employee phishing breach.
Sir John Colfox Academy: Secondary school in Bridport, England.
Risk to Small Business: 2.111 = Severe: Hackers were able to infect the academy’s computer network after a staff member opened a phishing email that appeared to be from a colleague. Coursework saved in the school’s system was lost, which means that the school will have to determine how to rectify the situation for students and their families. Such an attack can certainly affect future enrollment, as parents may reconsider before sending their kids back to the same school that lost valuable academic information.
Individual Risk: 2.857 = Moderate: The school announced that it does not store the personal data of staff, students, or parents. Nevertheless, it is still possible that hackers will be able to leverage the information obtained.
Customers Impacted: To be disclosed
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hackers have identified the company workforce as the path of least resistance when it comes to executing damaging cyber-attacks. In order to prevent further exploits, companies must invest in security solutions that can guard against phishing exploits to protect employees and customers.
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