In a recent incident, Dollar Tree, a leading discount retail chain, faced the aftermath of a third-party data breach impacting nearly 2 million individuals due to a security breach at service provider Zeroed-In Technologies.
Operating in over 23,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada, Dollar Tree discovered that Zeroed-In experienced a security incident between August 7 and 8, 2023. The breach exposed personal information of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar employees, including names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.
While the investigation is ongoing, Zeroed-In is taking proactive measures. They’re offering affected individuals a twelve-month identity protection and credit monitoring service to mitigate potential risks.
This incident sheds light on the critical importance of assessing and managing supply chain risks. Businesses, including Dollar Tree, need to be vigilant in evaluating the security practices of their service providers to safeguard sensitive data.
As we witness the ripple effects of this breach, it’s a stark reminder of the significance of robust cybersecurity measures and comprehensive supply chain risk assessments. Stay tuned for more insights into protecting your business from unforeseen cybersecurity challenges.