Here’s a new twist on the Target hack: Target’s payment partners could also be exposed to consume lawsuits and fines from the folks at Visa and Mastercard. Classic example of asymmetric risk, interesting read and ramifications. http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=OBR&date=20140114&id=17260087 Enjoy, –Kevin
It’s time to do your taxes again, which means lots of personally identifiable information (PII) will be transmitted back and forth (hopefully securely). Here’s an article on identity theft and how you can expect it to grow during the tax
Originally reported to be 40 million accounts breached, according to this news story the number is actually closer to 70 million. Part of the article indicated that Target would miss its targets, speculating that it might be in part due
Over the holidays it was reported that millions of phone numbers and usernames were stolen from the private messaging service SnapChat. http://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-stole-millions-of-phone-numbers-and-usernames-from-snapchat–heres-how-to-see-if-youre-ok-2014-1#! No details about how the hack happened yet, but it’s still an interesting read. Enjoy, –Kevin
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