By Jonny Greenwood
A major supply chain blunder has caused thousands of businesses to become vulnerable to security breaches. 3CX, a popular business telephone app, has been put at risk due to a flaw in their installation program.
What is 3CX?
3CX is a popular business telephone app. It provides unified communication services such as VoIP, fax, and voice mail. Its ease of setup means it’s commonly used by small and medium-sized businesses.
What is the Security Breach?
The vulnerability was discovered in the installation program of 3CX. This program was distributed by a third-party supplier and contained malicious code. This code could allow attackers to gain access to the system, compromising confidential data.
What is the Impact?
The breach has impacted thousands of users. 3CX estimates over 6,000 organizations have been affected. The security lapse could have serious repercussions for those businesses relying on 3CX for their communication needs.
What is the Solution?
3CX has released an update to their installation program to address the security flaw. All organizations using 3CX must ensure they update the program to protect their data from being compromised.
How To Mitigate Risk
Organizations can take steps to further protect their data. They should review their security policies and ensure that only authorized personnel have access to sensitive data. They may also want to consider using a different VoIP provider if they feel 3CX cannot provide the necessary safeguards.
This security breach is a reminder of how important it is to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting data. Share this article with your friends and colleagues to make sure they are aware of the risks and how to protect themselves. #3CXSecurityBreach.