Database breach with 800,000 possible records compromised

Well once again we hear of another database breach. This one resulted in the possible compromise of some 800,000 peoples personal information. Boggles the mind doesn’t it, that in this day and age people don’t bother trying to secure their databases better then that. All I can say is thank goodness the sys admins noticed some odd activity, which led to the discovery of the databases compromise. Disclosure of such incidents is the law in California, but perhaps it is also time to mandate vulnerability assessments and pen tests. This would certainly go a long ways towards securing the networks that are falling prey all to often to database breaches.

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