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United States – Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy: Law Firm

Risk to Small Business: 2.3801 = Moderate

Data theft at a top law firm that provides employment verification screening services for companies like Google exposed a small amount of sensitive data. An unauthorized intrusion into a database exposed the employment verification information for some current and past Google employees.

Individual Risk: 2.992 =  Moderate

The firm has not disclosed exactly what data was stolen although an employment verification or I-9 file can contain very sensitive information. The firm has also not indicated how many employees were affected although they’ve stated that it is a “limited number”

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: When you’re storing sensitive data, that information needs extra protection in order to really serve your clients.