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France – StormShield

Exploit: Hacking
StormShield: Cybersecurity Firm 

Risk to Small Business: 1.711 = Severe

French government contracting cybersecurity firm StormShield has confirmed that cybercriminals were able to gain access to one of its customer support portals and stole information on some of its clients. The hackers also gained access to some source code for StormShield Network Security (SNS) firewall, an upcoming tool designed for government use. The intruders may have also accessed personal and technical data for some of its customers, its tech support portal and the Stormshield Institute customer training portal.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Even cybersecurity experts can get tripped up by hackers. Taking extra precautions to update security awareness training and bolster access point security is always a good idea.