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Billion-dollar fashion brand Guess admitted that cybercriminals gained access to people’s Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers and financial account numbers.

Exploit: Ransomware

Guess: Fashion Brand

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Risk to Business: 2.223=Severe

Fashion brand Guess, known for their salacious 90’s advertising campaigns, was hit with a ransomware attack from an unexpected source: Darkside. Sources are mixed as to whether this is a new operation or an old one just coming to light. Guess would not confirm that the incident occurred, but dark web researchers uncovered 200 GB of data from the fashion brand on a leak site. No consumer financial information was reported as stolen.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmed that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Proprietary data about businesses and their products is a hot seller on the dark web, especially if blueprints, formulas, or similar information is included.

Source: Zdnet