Two incidents from the week’s news show how breach response – not breaches themselves – are becoming the yardstick by which companies are measured.
2016 was a very bad year… for data.
There was no shortage of data breaches making news last year – let’s take a look back at some of the biggest and most damaging data breaches of 2016.
Leaks of data from the U.S. Military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) show that many data breaches are just a matter of picking low hanging fruit.
The theft of an estimated one billion user accounts from Yahoo! was big news on Wednesday. But for Yahoo! users, the damage from the 2013 incident has almost certainly already been done.
A court in Alabama threw out a suit brought by a breached grocery store chain, saying that stolen credit card data doesn’t count as “damaged property.”
The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn is a big victory for law enforcement. Even more important: viral video of the arrest.
The scourge of data breaches and identity theft is more than a decade old. But our tools for dealing with these common incidents are outdated and ineffective. Why?
The Colorado branch of Habitat for Humanity says a long-running and “malicious” data breach started with ransomware in June, and is making it hard to even conduct business.
Computer science and security rely on precision for the descriptions of their constructs and concepts. But there are some things that defy description in these realms, and the Yahoo data breach is one of them.