Exploit: Malware attack
San Francisco International Airport: Airport authority
Risk to Small Business: 2.505 = Moderate
A malware attack on two websites related to the San Francisco International Airport, SFOConnect.com and SFOConstruction.com, compromised users’ login credentials. The breach applies specifically to users accessing the sites using Internet Explorer or a Windows-based personal device. In response, the airport has reset all account passwords, and they are encouraging everyone with an account on these platforms to update their login information for other websites that use the same information.
Individual Risk: 2.775 = Moderate
Hackers obtained peoples’ usernames and passwords. Although the company was quick to reset these credentials, victims should be mindful that this information could be used to access other accounts that rely on the same username and password combination. Therefore, they should carefully monitor their accounts for suspicious or unusual activity.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Stolen login credentials are often available for sale on the Dark Web, making an awareness of this nefarious marketplace an integral part of any company’s cybersecurity strategy. By having your eyes and ears attuned to this information’s availability, companies can prevent its use before it enables a more devastating data breach.