Exploit: Unsecured Database
Vertafore Inc.: Insurance Company
Risk to Small Business: 1.702= Severe
Information about 27.7 million Texas drivers has been exposed online and stolen from an unsecured database belonging to insurance company Vertafore Inc. after someone put three major company files on an unsecured storage server.
Individual Risk: 2.662 = Moderate
The company says that no identification misuse has been determined, but they’re also offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Texas driver’s license holders potentially affected by the data breach.
Customers Impacted: $27.7 million
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Bad data handling is a symptom of poor cybersecurity hygiene, and it can easily lead to bigger problems like ransomware and password compromise.