Term archive for "Data Security"

The WannaCrypt Ransomware Attack: A Worldwide Wake Up Call

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At this point, most of us know that data security breaches are going to happen. Headlines about hackers causing chaos and accessing people’s identifying information appear regularly. The WannaCrypt Ransomware attack is a little different. Rather than sneaking into systems to steal data, the team behind WannaCrypt figured out a way to hold peoples’ computers… Continue Reading »

Sorry, Sony: You Can’t Get The Horse Back Into the Barn

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As you may have heard, Sony Pictures Entertainment was recently the victim of a massive cyberhacking attack. While no one is as yet exactly sure what happened, it is believed that either North Korea or one of their allies perpetrated the breach in advance of the release of The Interview, a forthcoming movie believed to… Continue Reading »

It’s Time For Some Tough Love

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While you were sleeping, CNET broke one of the biggest internet security stories of the year: Russian hackers have nabbed more than 1.2 billion internet password and user names from over 420,000 websites. This is ten times larger than the Target security breach. According to Hold Security, the company that discovered the breach, “Whether you… Continue Reading »

eBay Security Breach Creates Issues for Small Business Owners

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If you’re one of eBay’s 112 million customers, later today, you’ll likely receive an email asking you to change your password. That’s because the auction site has been hit with a massive security breach. The breach, which occurred between late February and early March, involved unauthorized users gaining access to a database which contained encrypted… Continue Reading »