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Sunderland City Council library database suffered cyber-attack compromising customer data


What was compromised?

The library database holds information of almost 145,000 customer accounts, out of which, 45 accounts were accessed by hackers. The compromised information includes names, phone numbers, and dates of birth.

The external company which provides and hosts the database is unable to identify which 45 customers' details have been accessed, therefore all library users are requested to remain vigilant.

Time for Action...

What was the immediate action taken?

  • The council is taking the necessary remedial measures to avoid such incidents from happening in the future.
  • It has also taken steps to review and enhance its existing security measures.

  • Further, the council has requested the library users to be extra cautious while providing any personal details online

How it Could Affect Your Business

Enhancing security standards is an essential next step after a data breach, but organizations are most beholden to those who are impacted by the initial incident. To be vigilant and prepared at all times, Every organization should partner with an MSP that can proactively monitor the Dark Web for customer and employee data.

How ACCUCOM Protects Your Business

Monitoring the Dark Web for stolen credentials is critical. Accucom helps to comprehensively secure your business against any data compromise. We simulate phishing attacks and conduct security awareness training campaigns to educate your employees, making them the best. defense against cybercrime.

Source: https://cyware.com/news/sunderland-city-council-library-database-suffered-cyber-attack-compromising-customer-data-9c191d58

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