Guess announces breach of employee SSNs and financial data after DarkSide ransomware attack


Risk to Business: 2.223=Severe
Fashion brand Guess, known for their salacious 90’s advertising campaigns, was hit with a ransomware attack from an unexpected source: Darkside. Sources are mixed as to whether this is a new operation or an old one just coming to light. Guess would not confirm that the incident occurred, but dark web researchers uncovered 200 GB of data from the fashion brand on a leak site. No consumer financial information was reported as stolen.


Individual Risk:
There has not yet been confirmation that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Proprietary data about businesses and their products is a hot seller on the dark web, especially if blueprints, formulas, or similar information is included.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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