Customer information exposed after unauthorized access to a Staples’ system

Exploit: Unauthorized Access
Staples: Office Supply Retailer


Risk to Small Business: 2.702 = Moderate Staples has notified some customers of a cybersecurity incident that occurred earlier this month around 9/02 and consisted of unauthorized access to a system. Little information is available, but the event. The letter notes that “a limited amount” of order data for customers of was obtained, and may contain names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, last four credit card digits, details about the order (delivery, cost, product), and other non-sensitive information.


Individual Risk: No individual or consumer data was reported as exposed in this incident..

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:  Unauthorized access to data can be a deliberate inside attack or an employee accident, but it’s always a problem that opens you up to a cascade of potential headaches.

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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