Attacks/Breaches

12/11/2017
09:00 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Post-Breach Carnage: Worst Ways The Axe Fell in 2017

Executive firings, stock drops, and class action settlements galore, this year was a study in real-world repercussions for cybersecurity lapses.
Previous
1 of 10
Next

(Image by dimbar76, via Adobe Stock)
(Image by dimbar76, via Adobe Stock)

The days of pretending that data breaches don't matter to the business or to executive job security are quickly drawing to a close. This past year has shown how real the implications can be for business viability, for the job prospects of top brass in charge when lapses occur, and even for the personal finances of CEOs when the fecal matter hits the fan.

Read on for some of the worst:

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 10
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Want Your Daughter to Succeed in Cyber? Call Her John
John De Santis, CEO, HyTrust,  5/16/2018
Don't Roll the Dice When Prioritizing Vulnerability Fixes
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  5/15/2018
New Mexico Man Sentenced on DDoS, Gun Charges
Dark Reading Staff 5/18/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Typin' in my password. Somebody's shoulder surfin'. Woooh!
Current Issue
Flash Poll
[Strategic Security Report] Navigating the Threat Intelligence Maze
[Strategic Security Report] Navigating the Threat Intelligence Maze
Most enterprises are using threat intel services, but many are still figuring out how to use the data they're collecting. In this Dark Reading survey we give you a look at what they're doing today - and where they hope to go.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-11329
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-22
The DrugDealer function of a smart contract implementation for Ether Cartel, an Ethereum game, allows attackers to take over the contract's ownership, aka ceoAnyone. After that, all the digital assets (including Ether balance and tokens) might be manipulated by the attackers, as exploited in the wil...
CVE-2018-11363
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-22
jpeg_size in pdfgen.c in PDFGen before 2018-04-09 has a heap-based buffer over-read.
CVE-2018-11364
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-22
sav_parse_machine_integer_info_record in spss/readstat_sav_read.c in libreadstat.a in ReadStat 0.1.1 has a memory leak related to an iconv_open call.
CVE-2018-11365
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-22
sas/readstat_sas7bcat_read.c in libreadstat.a in ReadStat 0.1.1 has an infinite loop.
CVE-2018-11339
PUBLISHED: 2018-05-22
An XSS issue was discovered in Frappe ERPNext v11.x.x-develop b1036e5 via a comment.