Tag: breach

Losing money in the stock market? It could be a lot worse.

The stock market has hit year lows, but don’t feel too bad. Grieving Ameritrade customers were recently informed that their data has gone missing. While Ameritrade was quick to point out that the information was old, and that the missing backup tapes could have been destroyed, they have implemented additional account security measures and offered up a year of free credit protection services, just in case.

Keep your eyes out for more on the Ameritrade story – these data breaches always seem to turn out worse than originally thought.

Many “security professionals” are clueless

Jon Oltsik of Enterprise Strategy Group reported on the state of security as large organizations, and the news is not good. You know the stories of data thefts at Choicepoint, Bank of America, and Siesint – large amounts of personal data stolen, and not necessarily via an IT hack. It seems they are the tip of the iceberg.

Who’s to Blame for T-Mobile’s Holes?

Wired News found out that the hole in T-Mobile’s systems that allowed hackers access to gobs of personal information was known about for some time (see Wired News: Known Hole Aided T-Mobile Breach). I think this is worthy of a few pointed questions, don’t you?