News and Updates on Information Technology

Switzerland – Adecco Group

Exploit: Unsecured Database
Adecco Group: Staffing Firm

Risk to Small Business: 1.913 = Severe 

Security researchers visiting a hacking forum uncovered bad actors purportedly selling the stolen credentials from 6 South American countries for the Swiss-based Adecco Group, the second-largest human resources and temp staffing provider in the world. About 5 million records were stolen from accounts in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador.

Individual Risk: No details about the type of information is available and an investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: up to 5 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Make sure that you’re covering the easy baases by making sure that basic security protocols are being followed throughout your organization because embarrassing, damaging incidents like this can happen to you.