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5/12/2016
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6 Shocking Intellectual Property Breaches

Not all breaches involve lost customer data. Sometimes the most damaging losses come when intellectual property is pilfered.
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RSA

Industry: Security Technology

What Was Stolen: IP around RSA's SecurID authentication technology

RSA was never fully forthright about just exactly what it was that hackers eventually stole from a sensitive data store containing information relating to the innermost workings of its SecurID two-factor authentication technology. But what is known is that the security division at EMC eventually had to reissue authentication tokens to 40 million users and that the total cost to the firm equaled over $66 million. All of the trouble started with a simple spear-phishing email that eventually allowed the attacker to move laterally through the organization's IT assets.

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RSA

Industry: Security Technology

What Was Stolen: IP around RSA's SecurID authentication technology

RSA was never fully forthright about just exactly what it was that hackers eventually stole from a sensitive data store containing information relating to the innermost workings of its SecurID two-factor authentication technology. But what is known is that the security division at EMC eventually had to reissue authentication tokens to 40 million users and that the total cost to the firm equaled over $66 million. All of the trouble started with a simple spear-phishing email that eventually allowed the attacker to move laterally through the organization's IT assets.

Image Source: Adobe Stock

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