Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And They're Off

We're a little less than a month into the new year, and there's already a strong contender for biggest data security breach of '09. Actually, the breach, which involved a compromise of Heartland Payment Systems took place in 2008, but it wasn't publicly disclosed until yesterday, so I'm classifying it as a 2009 breach. However, whatever year the breach is placed in, it's potentially a monster, with over 100,000,000 accounts at risk. We don't know the full extent of the breach yet, but this is one to keep an eye on as potentially not only being a candidate for the biggest breach of 2009, but also as having the potential to dethrone TJX as the biggest breach ever.


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John Taylor said...

Sort of takes your breath away doesn't it?