Expert Reaction On Two Usenet Providers Blame Data Breaches On Partner Company

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 30, 2020 07:15 am PST

Two companies that provide Usenet services have disclosed security breaches today. The two companies, UseNeXT and, blamed the breaches on “a security vulnerability at a partner company. “Neither UseNeXT nor have named the third-party company whose software enabled the intrusion. It is unclear if this is referring to a Usenet desktop client or a server-side service. Both Usenet providers have now shut down their websites to investigate the breach.

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Jamie Akhtar
Jamie Akhtar , CEO and Co-founder
April 30, 2020 3:18 pm

This breach really highlights the knock-on effects of poor cybersecurity. Companies do not exist on their own. They are part of a network of suppliers, customers, and individual employees. When one organisation, even a small one, fails to take their security seriously it can have implications for the entire supply chain. Luckily, basic cyber hygiene like keeping software up to date and having secure passwords can go a long way in preventing the majority of breaches like this. Even the smallest companies can thoroughly protect themselves by following government guidelines like those set out in the Cyber Essentials scheme.

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