BNY Mellon Data Breach Potentially Massive
It was in May when we noted an investigation launched by the authorities in the state of Connecticut into a backup tape lost by the Bank of New York Mellon. The results of that investigation are in, and they don't look good.
Brocade's purchase of Foundry Networks seems like a smart move, but technology acquisitions in general and storage acquisitions in specific never seem to pay off well. OK, never is a bit extreme, but it does seem rare and failure here hurts everyone. It distracts the buying company, often ruins the software from the bought company, and leaves users hanging in the balance.
Web Application Hacks: Upping The Arms Race
It doesn't seem that long ago since Web applications attacks supplanted network and worm attacks. But they have, and now the attackers are finding ways to obfuscate these attacks. It's an ever-evolving arms race. And we have an updated Top 10 Web site vulnerabilities list.
Cloud Storage Migrations
Finishing up the migration series, let's talk about how you would migrate out of a storage cloud. With public storage clouds in particular, this can be a critical issue. These services are all in their infancy. What if you pick the wrong one, how can you get your data back?
Security Breach: More Laws Needed. Let's Add Health Care
Earlier this week, colleague Thomas Claburn covered the unfortunate trend that the tally of data breaches this year already has surpassed all breaches recorded for the entire year in 2007. This isn't entirely bad news, as I'll explain.
This Year's Data Breaches Surpass 2007 Totals
The rising number of reported data breaches in the last eight months may just mean corporate security auditors are better at finding compromised systems, ITRC researchers suggest.
Best Western Disputes Depth Of Suspected Breach
Dispute the depth of the breach is an understatement. A Best Western spokeswoman just issued a statement to InformationWeek stating that the breach, so far, has only been confirmed to involve 13 guests at a single hotel.
In my last entry on migration migraines we discussed the challenges of moving from one primary storage provider to another and went through a few solutions. One of the best methods to make migrations easier is to keep the amount of data on primary storage at a minimum, but what do you do about archives that will grow to petabytes in size?
Best Western Hotel Chain Pwned
According to news reports that started to surface over the weekend, Best Western, one of the world's largest hotel chains -- if not the largest -- is investigating a breach that purportedly has placed millions of its guests' data at-risk, and in the hands of Russian mobsters.
Radio Implants And GPS To Thwart Kidnappers? Don't Think So
In the face of rising kidnappings in Mexico, a number of more affluent Mexicans are opting to have minute radio transmitters implanted under their skin so they can, presumably, be located by the authorities if they're ever kidnapped. This is a bad idea.
Poisoned DNS Woes Grow
It's been weeks since Dan Kaminsky revealed that the Domain Name System (DNS) that underlies the Internet's address routing system was dangerously flawed. It's been a slightly shorter time since patches were released, and yet unpatched DNS vulnerabilities still exist and are beginning to be exploited. Why aren't we surprised?
Moving data between tiers of storage has gotten easier as a result of global file systems and simplified archive software, but upgrading to a new platform ... that is just plain ugly.
FEMA's Phone System Hacked
Someone with unauthorized access placed over 400 calls through FEMA's National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md. to several countries in the Middle East.
FEMA Phones Get Hacked
If you are going to hack a phone system, do you really want to hack DHS? That's what happened this weekend when someone made hundreds of illegal calls from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) to the Middle East and Asia. It appears that it was the usual culprits of poor change control and misconfigurations that left FEMA's digital doors open.