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Australia – Oxfam Australia

Exploit: Hacking
Oxfam Australia: Charitable Organization 

Risk to Small Business: 2.006 = Severe

A donor database for Oxfam Australia was discovered by cybersecurity researchers. Oxfam Australia is a charity focused on alleviating poverty within the indigenous Australian people. A threat actor was attempting to sell the Oxfam Australia contact and donor information for 1.7 million people. The incident is under investigation.

Individual Risk: 2.719 = Moderate

The exposed information appears to be limited to donor names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, and donation amounts. No financial information was exposed.

Customers Impacted: 1.7 million donors

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Hacking is an ever-present menace, and organizations that have a strong security plan coupled with high cyber resilience are more likely to make it through an incident with minimal damage.