The 2022 Olympic Winter Games is taking place in Beijing. With representatives from 91 countries, the Olympics are watched by billions of spectators from all over the world.
Unfortunately, cybercriminals often use worldwide events like the Olympics to catch your attention and manipulate your emotions. As the games continue, be extra cautious of any emails, text messages, and social media posts that mention the Olympics.
Remember these tips to help you stay safe:
- Watch out for sensational or shocking headlines about participating countries and athletes. These headlines could lead to articles that contain disinformation, or false information designed to intentionally mislead you.
- No matter how exciting or disappointing the news is, always think before you click. Cybercriminals target your emotions in hopes of tricking you into acting impulsively.
- Stay informed by watching official Olympic broadcasts and checking trusted news sources.
Exploit: Third Party/Supply Chain
Risk to Business: SEVERE
Kings Plant Barn is notifying customers that it has experienced a data breach after a data security incident at FlexBooker. The garden chain says that client names, email addresses and collection times were exposed but not passwords or other sensitive data.
FlexBooker experienced an attack before the holidays that resulted in the theft of more than three million user records. The platform is used for scheduling and employee calendar management by small businesses like doctor’s offices, real estate companies, service sector businesses and similar companies.
Ask yourself these questions before accepting the terms:
Who collects your information and who else sees your information?
What information is collected and why?
How do businesses collect your information and how can you change permissions?