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Australia – Loch Rannoch Highland Club

Exploit: Insider Threat (Employee Error)
Loch Rannoch Highlands Club: Private Resort

Risk to Small Business: 1.227 = Extreme

Administrators at the Lake Rannoch Highland club are in hot water after a suspected employee error exposed information about 2,400 members and visitors, including some very prominent people. Detailed personal information about people who don’t like that data circulating around was made available publically after it was posted to a publicly accessible portion of the club’s website in what the resort notes was an “employee error”.


Individual Risk: 1.433 = Extreme

243 pages of sensitive information about the owners of holiday homes or timeshares at the club and their guests were exposed, including the personal emails and phone numbers of more than 2,400 members plus timeshare owners’ email addresses and phone numbers, alongside their club reference numbers.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Insider threats are always lurking just around the corner, ready to spring messy cybersecurity incidents on every business that can have terrible consequences for your company’s reputation and client goodwill.