Hackers steal $2.3 million from 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.

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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