Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

4/22/2020
10:00 AM
50%
50%

SBA Security Incident May Affect Nearly 8,000 Businesses

Business owners who applied for federal disaster loans may have had information exposed to other applicants, the Small Business Administration reports.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed that nearly 8,000 business owners who applied for an emergency loan may have viewed sensitive data belonging to other applicants.

This incident affects those who applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), an SBA program historically used to provide loans for small businesses recovering from wildfires, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. EIDL was expanded in March to assist organizations suffering financial hardship due to the economic effects of coronavirus. The program's funds are separate from the Paycheck Protection Program, which was not affected in the incident.

On March 25, the SBA discovered personal information belonging to EIDL applicants may have been accidentally shared with others. If users tried to click the "back" button, they may have been able to see information that belonged to another business owner applicant.

"We immediately disabled the impacted portion of the website, addressed the issue, and relaunched the application portal," a senior administration official told CNBC.

Data potentially exposed in the incident includes names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, email addresses, phone numbers, citizenship status, and insurance information, the Washington Post reports. The SBA has not disclosed how long the data may have been exposed or how the issue was found. There is so far no indication the exposed data has been misused.

Read more details here.

A listing of free products and services compiled for Dark Reading by Omdia analysts to help meet the challenges of COVID-19. 

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ava max
50%
50%
ava max,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/27/2020 | 9:16:58 AM
Re: Again, let everyone see
best 
tdsan
50%
50%
tdsan,
User Rank: Ninja
4/23/2020 | 6:00:14 PM
Again, let everyone see
Wouldn't you think from a Q/A test standpoint that this would have been discovered by one of the testing teams at SBA. People don't realize that SBA is actually a bank that provides governmental assistance to varying government organizations. This is interesting they got hit with their hands down and the engineering or supervising member was so quick to say that they fixed the problem. If he was so good, then why wasn't the problem fixed before this happened and not after the fact, what ever happened to Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), isn't that supposed to be followed at the government layer. So this tells me, if hackers saw it and no one reported it, then how long did this go on.

The05Group

At this point, if we think the material or data is out in the ether, then rest assurred someone has this informatin and it is too late that this point.  So the question goes, "whoever is responsible for managing the environment, should take the blunt of the problem and address it head on". Shouldn't they have been following their own architecture.

Meetup Replay: Advancing Digital Government in the Cloud | Azure ...

Oh well, another government organization bits the dust.

Todd
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 11/19/2020
New Proposed DNS Security Features Released
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/19/2020
How to Identify Cobalt Strike on Your Network
Zohar Buber, Security Analyst,  11/18/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: A GONG is as good as a cyber attack.
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-25660
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
A flaw was found in the Cephx authentication protocol in versions before 15.2.6 and before 14.2.14, where it does not verify Ceph clients correctly and is then vulnerable to replay attacks in Nautilus. This flaw allows an attacker with access to the Ceph cluster network to authenticate with the Ceph...
CVE-2020-25688
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
A flaw was found in rhacm versions before 2.0.5 and before 2.1.0. Two internal service APIs were incorrectly provisioned using a test certificate from the source repository. This would result in all installations using the same certificates. If an attacker could observe network traffic internal to a...
CVE-2020-25696
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
A flaw was found in the psql interactive terminal of PostgreSQL in versions before 13.1, before 12.5, before 11.10, before 10.15, before 9.6.20 and before 9.5.24. If an interactive psql session uses \gset when querying a compromised server, the attacker can execute arbitrary code as the operating sy...
CVE-2020-26229
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
TYPO3 is an open source PHP based web content management system. In TYPO3 from version 10.4.0, and before version 10.4.10, RSS widgets are susceptible to XML external entity processing. This vulnerability is reasonable, but is theoretical - it was not possible to actually reproduce the vulnerability...
CVE-2020-28984
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-23
prive/formulaires/configurer_preferences.php in SPIP before 3.2.8 does not properly validate the couleur, display, display_navigation, display_outils, imessage, and spip_ecran parameters.