Tag Archives | data breach
With the Equifax breach, there’s been a lot of commentary about it’s impact, and much of it has one important fact wrong: SSN was never intended to be a secret.
In honor of the big breach this week, I went through the archives looking for an image of a castle in ruins. Couldn’t have found a more apropos image than this one of Castle Urquhart and Loch Ness. There be monsters here!
I don’t usually do breaking news, but this one could be significant. Equifax, the US credit reporting agency is saying that up to 143 million records could have been disclosed. This happened on July 29th, and was just disclosed today.
Apparently there’s a proposed settlement for the Anthem breach. As a refresher, this was one of the largest data breaches on record, with roughly 80 million individuals data compromised. The settlement breaks records – for $115M. But is it a good settlement?