Data breaches picking up steam
It seems like every day there’s news of another large-scale data breach, as cyber criminals mine for financial information, or utilise ‘hacktivism’ in order to send a message, making biggest data hacks of 2015 seem worse and worse. While large-scale breaches such as the Ashley Madison and Planned Parenthood hacks were done to lash out at a specific organisation, some of the alarming breaches in 2015 so far have resulted in the personal and financial information of millions of Americans being exposed. And breaches of this nature are picking up steam.
According to The Washington Post, in 2014 there were 780 data breaches, and between May 2013 and May 2014, 110 million Ameri-
Seattle-Tacoma Airport was put on lockdown after a security breach recently. Airport officials confirmed that Port of Seattle police responded to a breach alarm. All entrances were closed and all trams were stopped after a man entered an area the wrong way. The man was taken into custody for questioning and the breach was cleared and the lockdown was lifted after about 45 minutes. But the lockdown caused a back-up at security checkpoints.