Exploit: Accidental sharing.
UK Home Office: Ministerial department of the UK government responsible for immigration, security, and law and order.
Risk to Small Business: 2.555 = Moderate: In a mass email communicating with EU citizens applying for the EU Settlement Scheme, an employee inadvertently included all recipients’ emails in the CC field rather than the BCC field, exposing the list of email addresses to all recipients. The agency notified the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Departmental Data Protection Officer about the error, and new internal steps are required to prevent a similar error from happening again.
Individual Risk: 2.714 = Moderate: Individuals included in the communication had their email addresses exposed to all other recipients. However, there is little risk of other information exposed from the message.
Customers Impacted: 240
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: In many ways, this mistake could happen to anyone as human error is often the cause of a data breach. Companies need to put their employees in a position to be successful by implementing software that identifies potential vulnerabilities and deploys real-time safeguards to prevent accidental information sharing.
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