News and Updates on Information Technology

Australia – Kleenheat

Exploit: Unsecured Database
Kleenheat: Energy Company

Risk to Small Business: 2.894 = Moderate

Australia’s Kleenheat is warning customers that they may have had data exposed in a breach at a third party vendor. The data was collected and stored in 2014, and in a system that is no longer in use at a former data storage partner.

Individual Risk: 2.822 = Moderate

Clients impacted in the breach had what the company characterizes as general information exposed including names, residential addresses, and email addresses.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Third party exposures aren’t just a risk for your business, they’re also a risk for your customers. Failing to provide quality security on data storage can expose you and your clients to unwanted consequences.