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Tag Archives: data breach

China Chamber Hack

– Siobhan Gorman is back in strong form on the front page of the December 21, 2011 Wall Street Journal with her article “China Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber,” which suggests at first glance that  hackers made from porcelain were successfully thrown into some U.S. person’s bedroom. However, the…

Blaming the CISO … Yet Again

– Update:  Since I began writing this column, which discussed AT&T’s iPad issue, AT&T was reported to have experienced another privacy breach, this time during the heavy use of its registration site when the latest model of the iPhone became available. This was reported in The Wall Street…

Net-Witness of the Persecution

– There is an interesting article in the February 18, 2010 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Gorman, with the title “Hackers Attack 2,411 Firms: Global Offensive Snagged Corporate, Personal Data; Operation Is Still Running.” It describes how staff of the security services firm, NetWitness,…

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…

Classy Data (pt. 3) – Ownership and Risk

– Security professionals proudly describe how they assign owners to their organizations’ data and those owners “assume the risk of any compromise of the data.” Give me a break! The owner is invariably some business-unit manager who just wants to get the job done. The manager will agree to…