Target. (And More.)
By now, you’ve probably heard of the “Target Breach”. (A “breach” is when a hacker has broken in and stolen stuff.) And you’ve heard it was bigger than first reported.. Here’s more news:
“Three weeks after news broke that 40 million accounts of Target shoppers were breached in a widespread hack, some customers of smaller banks are beginning to feel the repercussions.” Read more..
“The massive data heist at Target stores across the country was more massive than previously revealed, with the retailer saying at least 70 to 110 million customers were hit — making it one of the largest security breaches of its kind.” Read more..
“Security company IntelCrawler posted these Web images of a 17-year-old Russian it says may be the architect of the malware that hacked up to 110 million Target customers, and of online chats (left) it used to track him.” Read more..
“Investigators probing the recent holiday season cyberattack are warning retailers about sophisticated malware that potentially affected a large number of stores.” Read more..
“It’s bad enough that Target allowed more than 100 million accounts to be compromised, but the retailer’s response to the breach is an exercise …” Read more..
The “Internet of things” … well… it’s making a few people rich.
Is anyone else ready – YET – to call ‘cybercrime’ a national (better yet, global) security issue? If not, what’s it going to take?
In other news: I’ve busted the tail – twice. And today, broke a wing off. At this rate, my Hobbyzone Champ is going to be a piece of flying duct tape..
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Today’s quote: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
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