Tag Archive for hacking

The Problem of Big Data Theft

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by Angela Guess Leonid Bershidsky of Bloomberg recently wrote, “The theft of big data will be one of 2014’s recurring themes, so protect yourself. Already there has been the massive plastic card data theft in South Korea, affecting about 60 million cards; the Target Corp. credit card disaster involving up to 40 million customers; the hacking of 16 million…

Big Data and Cybersecurity at the Olympics

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by Angela Guess Chris Peterson of TechNewsWorld reports, “In the most recent Beijing Olympics, it is estimated there were 12 million potential cybersecurity threats each day. The reality is the majority of these threats were easily mitigated — routine cybersecurity attacks from automated tools and moderately skilled attackers. However, within those millions of benign threats,…

Data Security Issues at the Board Level

by Angela Guess A new Thomas Reuters survey has found that most major corporations have “significant security gaps that leave sensitive board-level information open to information theft and hacking.” According to the article, “In a survey of board members, corporate secretaries and company lawyers conducted in August and September, Thomson Reuters says it found that…

New Data Security Report Shows Vulnerability of Web Apps

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by Angela Guess A new report out of data security company Imperva states that “web applications are probed or attacked 27 times an hour, or once every two minutes. At the peak of attacks, some Web applications see probes or attacks 25,000 times an hour, or seven times per second. The research gives concrete numbers…