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Risk to Small Business:2.111 = Severe: When a company the size of Amazon is involved, issues regarding the erosion of customer loyalty and loss of brand equity can be measured in six-figure range digits. Although the breach exposed the tax data of 400,000 sellers on Amazon, only 0.2% of the seller base, and was rectified immediately, it remains to be seen what the long-term effects for enterprise customers are.
Individual Risk:2.428 = Severe:Tax data can reveal significant information on Amazon sellers, but the breach was contained and it is likely that no data was maliciously harvested. At the same time, the glitch allowed users to view details of other sellers, which could potentially place sensitive business details in jeopardy.
Customers Impacted:400,000 sellers.How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:No business owner wants their tax information in the hands of the wrong person. Even a small business glitch has the potential to expose proprietary information such as intellectual property, competitive advantages, or earnings, which means that a sustained glitch in seller data could be much more impactful than it appears. Brainstorm how you can work with your security providers to protect and obscure such information.ID Agent to the Rescue:DarkWeb ID can help you proactively monitor if customer data is being leaked on the Dark Web, helping reduce the impact of such a breach. See how you can benefit here:https://www.idagent.com/dark-web/.
Risk Levels:1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.