Wegman’s customer data exposed

Wegman’s customer data exposed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-supermarket-chain-wegmans-notifies-customers-of-data-breach/

Exploit: Third-Party Threat (Misconfiguration)
Wegman’s: Grocery Store Chain

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Risk to Business: 2.227= Severe East Coast gourmet grocer Wegmans issued a release announcing that a service provider had failed to correctly configure two of its databases, exposing a large quantity of customer data. According to Wegmans, the databases that the contractor maintained contained customer identity and shopping habit information as well as an assortment of client PII. The company says the issue is resolved.

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Risk to Business: 2.776 = Moderate The release says that customer information exposed in the data breach included names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, Shoppers Club numbers, Wegmans.com account e-mail addresses and passwords. No Social Security, financial or medical information was stolen and only salted password hashes were stored in the databases maintained by the negligent contractor.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Clients expect a high level of information security from companies that they trust with their personal information and excuses about errors by contractors aren’t going to get businesses off the hook if there’s trouble.

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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