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United States – Wisconsin Republican Party

Exploit: Phishing
Wisconsin Republican Party: Political Organization 

Risk to Small Business: 1.337 = Extreme

The Wisconsin Republican Party had a suspected phishing incident that couldn’t have come at a worse time. An estimated $2.3 million was stolen by cybercriminals from the party’s reelection fund after at least one staffer interacted with a phishing email, impacting operations just as the races were coming down to the wire. The FBI and local officials are investigating the incident.

Individual Risk: No personal or consumer information was reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Phishing is about more than just credential compromise. Today’s most dangerous attack is used to do everything from steal money to deploy malware.