Monday, July 22, 2024

TotalEnergies Cyber Attack: Data of 210,715 Customers Exposed

TotalEnergies Clientes SAU has reported a significant cyberattack that has compromised the personal data of 210,715 customers.

The incident has raised serious concerns about data security and the integrity of digital infrastructures in the energy sector.

Unauthorized Access Detected

TotalEnergies Clientes SAU detected unauthorized access to one of its sales management computer systems, which exposed sensitive customer information.

The company has expressed deep displeasure at the breach, highlighting the potential risks such incidents pose to the market’s proper functioning.

“We apologize and condemn this type of criminal act that puts the proper functioning of the market at risk and harms both customers and companies that respect current legislation on data protection,” stated company sources.

In response to the breach, the company emphasized its commitment to data protection and confidentiality.

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The company stated in a public announcement that “the protection and confidentiality of our customers’ data is an absolute priority.”

TotalEnergies Clientes SAU acted swiftly to address the issue, collaborating closely with the Police and the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

The company is determined to initiate all relevant legal actions against those responsible for the cyberattack.

Industry Impact and Future Measures

This cyberattack on TotalEnergies Clientes SAU underscores the growing threat of cybercrime in the energy sector.

The breach affects the company’s customers and raises broader concerns about the security measures in place across the industry.

TotalEnergies’ prompt response and cooperation with authorities highlight the importance of robust cybersecurity protocols and the need for continuous vigilance.

As investigations continue, TotalEnergies assures its customers that it is taking all necessary steps to prevent future incidents and enhance its cybersecurity framework.

The company’s proactive stance reminds us of the critical importance of data protection in an increasingly digital world.

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Divya is a Senior Journalist at GBhackers covering Cyber Attacks, Threats, Breaches, Vulnerabilities and other happenings in the cyber world.

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