Mercedes Benz USA: Carmaker
Risk to Business: 1.611= Severe
Mercedes-Benz USA has disclosed a data breach impacting some of its US customers. The data breach exposed PII of under 1,000 Mercedes-Benz customers and potential buyers. This breach was announced after a Mercedes-Benz vendor informed the company that the personal information of select customers was exposed due to an insufficiently secured cloud storage instance.
Individual Risk: 1.802= Severe
According to the company, the breach affects some customers and potential vehicle buyers who had entered sensitive information on Mercedez-Benz company and dealer websites between 2014 and 2017. The vendor who notified Mercedez-Benz of the data breach states that the exposed information included: self-reported customer credit scores, driver license numbers, Social Security numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, and dates of birth.
Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information for clients has been declared compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Customers Impacted: 1,000
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Proprietary data like this is cybercriminal gold. It’s both useful for committing future cybercrime and quickly saleable in the busy dark web data markets.
Source: Bleeping Computer