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IKEA data breaches affect the personal data of 95,000 Canadians

Exploit: Insider Threat

IKEA: Home Goods Retailer

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Risk to Business: 2.711 = Moderate

Furniture and home goods giant IKEA announced that it had experienced a data breach in its Canadian operations that impacted an estimated 95,000 customers. The company said that sensitive customer information was mistakenly provided to an employee in an internal search between March 1 and March 3, 2022. No specifics about the compromise data were offered beyond confirmation that no financial or banking information was accessed. IKEA says that it has notified any customers that were impacted by the breach and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Internal information security foul-ups by employees like this are embarrassing and potentially expensive mistakes that no company wants to handle.

Source: Daily Hive