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India – Limeroad

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access 
Limeroad: Apparel Marketplace

Risk to Small Business: 2.655 = Moderate

Approximately 1.29 million customers of popular Indian social shopping site Limeroad had their personal data compromised last week in a database break-in, and the stolen information is already up for sale on the Dark Web. Cyber researchers report that the database contained the full names of users, phone numbers, and email addresses of users. No financial data was noted as compromised.  

Individual Risk: 2.702 = Moderate

While some personal information was compromised in the breach, no financial data or sensitive identity information was stolen. Limeroad users should be on the lookout for potential spear phishing attempts using this data.  

Customers Impacted: 1.29 Million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Unauthorized access to a database can often be traced to a compromised password. While this was a minimally damaging breach, it makes customers wonder about the rest of a company’s cybersecurity strategy – and how safe their more sensitive data might be.