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Sophos Experienced Security Breach


TechInAfrica – A provider of cybersecurity software and hardware, Sophos, has experienced a breach.

According to ZDNet, all customers affected by the breach are receiving emails from the form. The firm wrote in its email to customers: 

“On November 24, 2020, Sophos was advised of an access permission issue in a tool used to store information on customers who have contacted Sophos Support. As a result, some data from a small subset of Sophos customers was exposed. We quickly fixed the issue. ”

When the firm is contacted locally, Sophos sent a singular sentence as a statement of the firm related to this condition. It said that customer privacy and security are the priority of Sophos. The firm stated that it would overcome this problem quickly. The firm guaranteed the customers their privacy is no longer unprotected. 

To ZDNet, Sophos informed that it implemented additional ways to assure access permission settings are secure.

For Sophos customers, it is important to pay attention to the email sent by the firm and be suspicious of any calls speaking to your bank or some other trusted entity. Information gleaned from breaches such as this to launch spear-phishing attacks are often used by cybercriminals.  



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