Caribou Coffee: A large coffee chain in the United States.
Risk to Small Business: Severe:A breach of this magnitude would have a negative impact on any organization for a long time. Around 40% of the company’s locations were affected by the breach, with all cards used during the breach being considered accessed.
Individual Risk: Severe: Those affected by this breach are at an increased risk of identity theft. Those who used a credit or debit card at the organization between August 28, 2018, and December 3, 2018.
Customers Impacted: 239 of the organization’s stores were affected by the breach.
How it Could Affect You: Credit card information being accessed is never good for business. Customers tend not to forget the company whose breach resulted in them losing money.
In Other News:
Facebook, What Are You Doing?
Facebook continues to let down its users this week… this time by providing user data to a wide variety of large companies for commercial purposes. Some of the companies that took advantage of Facebook’s fast and loose outlook on its customers’ data include Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and Netflix. The information even included private messages between users. When Amazon was asked about how it used the user data Facebook provided them, their official statement stated they used the data “appropriately,” which is not very comforting.