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Tag Archives: breach incidents

Network Solutions “Hacked Account” Demonstrates Incompetence

– When in doubt, claim the account was hacked. That appears to be the reasoning of a Network Solutions Technical Support Representative. Normally I do not write about other companies but this is an interesting case. As professionals we view being hacked as something we defend against. While some…

US Drones Hack: It’s The Same Old Story

– CNN reports that Iraqi insurgents were able to hack and view live feeds from US Spy Drones. The vulnerability was a non-technical one. The article summarized the issue as thus: The official said that many of the UAV feeds need to be sent out live to numerous people at one time, and encryption was…

An Analysis of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse “Chronology of Data Breaches” and Implications for Information Security Professionls (pt. 1)

– Within the next few weeks—if not earlier—you should visit the “Chronology of Data Breaches” database available at the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website (privacyrights.org). The database provides a listing of privacy-related security breaches that have been reported in the United States,…