News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Staples

Exploit: Unauthorized Access
Staples: Office Supply Retailer

Risk to Small Business: 2.702 = Moderate

Staples has notified some customers of a cybersecurity incident that occurred earlier this month around 9/02 and consisted of unauthorized access to a system. Little information is available, but the event. The letter notes that “a limited amount” of order data for customers of was obtained, and may contain names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, last four credit card digits, details about the order (delivery, cost, product), and other non-sensitive information.

Individual Risk: No information about whether the customers impacted were corporate accounts or consumer retail purchasers is available.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Unauthorized access to data can be a deliberate inside attack or an employee accident, but it’s always a problem that opens you up to a cascade of potential headaches.