Risk to Business: 2.176 = Severe
Candy company Morinaga has announced that it has had a data breach impacting its online store. The incident has potentially exposed the personal information of more than 1.6 million customers who bought products from the candy maker between May 1, 2018, and March 13, 2022. The company also disclosed that their initial investigation confirmed that several of their servers had been subjected to unauthorized access “and that access to some data had been locked,” although there has been no clarification as to whether or not this was a ransomware attack. The confectioner also noted that there may be minor production impacts.
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 Manufacturers of all kinds have been high on the cybercriminal hit list in recent months.