Exploit: Hacking

Comparis: Shopping Platform

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Risk to Business: 1.302 = Extreme

Swiss online consumer outlet Comparis has disclosed a ransomware attack by filing a criminal complaint. The attack purportedly blocked some of the information technology systems, causing scattered disruptions for several days. Sister company Credaris, a financial services provider that uses the same server environment, may also have experienced unconfirmed malicious access to unspecified information. According to the hackers, the snatched data included information such as real names, profile descriptions, site usernames, along with other public information, but also non-public information such as a user’s email address, birth year, and location information.

Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmed that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Personal data is gold in dark web markets, and cybercriminals are hungry to find new stores of it to sell.

Source: Reuters