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United States – Sequoia Capital

Exploit: Phishing
Sequoia Capital: Venture Capital Firm

Risk to Small Business: 1.933 = Severe

Sequoia Capital, a major venture capital firm, announced this week that it has experienced a phishing-related cyberattack. The firm invests in companies like Airbnb, DoorDash, Robinhood and cybersecurity firms like FireEye and Carbon Black. Sequoia’s investors include university endowments, tech executives and charitable foundations.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as part of this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: More than 65 percent of cybercrime is phishing based. Training employees to spot and stop phishing is essential to avoid becoming one of those 65 percent of hacked companies.