Tag: security breach

Cyber attacks hurting U.S. businesses more than ever

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The Hewlett-Packard software company and the Ponemon Institute of Cyber Crime released a report on Tuesday that shows cyberattacks are now costing the average U.S. business over $15 million a year.   In 2014, cyber crime was costing U.S. companies $12.7 million, which means it increased 19 percent only one year later. Businesses located in the United… Read More

The Ashley Madison breach: 4 things every PR pro can learn

Noel Biderman, Ashley Madison CEO

Last month, dating website Ashley Madison was hacked, and the personal information of millions of members was made public. Ever since the initial information breach took place, Ashley Madison has been facing a variety of public relations problems.     Ashley Madison may not be making the best public relations decisions, but there are a… Read More

Ashley Madison leaks continue to grow, and so do the lawsuits

Ashley Madison leak

In July, hackers started releasing customers’ personal data from the online dating site for people looking for an affair, Ashley Madison. Now, the data leak seems to have gotten much worse.       Last week, hackers leaked 20 gigabytes of data taken from the dating site, which was double the amount of information exposed only… Read More

Outdated security leaves the United States open to computer hacks

You would think that the U.S. government would have the most updated security systems to protect their employees’ information, but a recent large-scale computer hack proves otherwise.   On Thursday, 4 million current and former federal employees had their personal information stolen off of government computers. Little is known about this major breach of data, but… Read More

AdultFriendFinder security breach compromises user information

Privacy seems to be more of a luxury than a value, especially with recent cyber attacks on major companies such as Sony. This illustrates that the cyberspace has become an arena for breaches of secrets and confidentiality.   The popular “no-strings attached” adult hook-up website AdultFriendFinder.com recently suffered a major cyber attack, causing the dissemination… Read More