Apollo: New York-based sales engagement startup.
Risk to Small Business: Severe: This could deal a significant blow to an organization’s ability to retain customers.
Individual Risk: Severe: The customers affected by this breach will be at a higher risk for spam due to the nature of the data accessed.
Customers Impacted: 200 million.
How it Could Affect You: A breach that exposes such a large number of customers will garner media attention and erode customer trust significantly.
In Other News:
The Chinese Chip
China was able to infiltrate US companies and governmental agencies with a simple but effective supply chain attack. The attack was discovered after Amazon had a third party examine the hardware of the servers they purchased from another American company that manufactures their servers in China. The company discovered a microchip on the servers that allow for attackers to make stealth doorways on their network. Hardware attacks are rarer and more difficult to execute than software attacks, but with China making 90% of the world’s PCs, they are in a good position to continue using hardware to infiltrate organizations across the world.