Exploit: Phishing attack
Datrix: Network services and cloud solutions provider
Risk to Small Business: 2.111 = Severe: While reading emails on a smartphone, an employee accidentally clicked on a phishing email that provided hackers with access to his entire email account, which was used to send additional phishing messages to the company’s accounting department and customer-base. The company shut down the affected account in 15 minutes, but not before hundreds of malicious emails were sent, potentially spreading the damage even further.
Individual Risk: 2.285 = Severe: Approximately 300 Datrix customers received phishing emails purportedly originating from the company. Datrix is encouraging everyone impacted by the breach to permanently delete the malicious communications and to be wary of any future communications from the company.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: It only takes a single compromised account to wreak havoc on your company’s reputation and bottom line. This data disaster was contained in fifteen minutes, but the repercussions will be far-reaching and wide-spread. Employee awareness training can help mitigate this threat by transforming potential vulnerabilities into a robust defense against cybercrime.