TeamViewer: Developer of proprietary software for remote desktop control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing, and file transfers.
Risk to Small Business: 2.222 = Severe: TeamViewer has acknowledged a malware attack that gave hackers access to the company’s servers, which included their software’s source code. According to an official release by the company, the threat was detected before hackers could steal any data or code. However, this incident took place in 2016, which makes their timing problematic. Consequently, the company will face heightened media scrutiny and reputational damage that could exceed the scope of the actual breach.
Individual Risk: 3 = Moderate: The company contends that personal information was not compromised during the breach, but users should be mindful of the company’s security posture, especially given the potentially sensitive information conveyed through their services.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Regardless of actual outcomes resulting from the data breach, this episode makes it clear that TeamViewer does not prioritize clear and timely communication when it comes to their cybersecurity initiatives. While data security needs to be a top priority for every organization, communication and customer support are a close second, along with being the most controllable part of any cyber defense plan.
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