August 18, 2014 Leave a comment
Triumfant CEO John Prisco has been busy lending expert commentary to the media on recent cyber-attacks – at home and abroad. First up, news that Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The Russian gang also amassed 500 million email addresses that could help them engineer other crimes.
The reported break-ins are the latest incidents to raise doubts about the security measures that both big and small companies use to protect people’s information online – asking companies: “are you as vigilant as you can be?”
John Prisco shares his thoughts with the Associated Press:
“The breadth of these break-ins should serve as a chilling reminder of the skullduggery that has been going undetected on the Internet for years. This issue reminds me of an iceberg, where 90 percent of it is actually underwater. That’s what is going on here… So many cyber breaches today are not actually reported, often times because companies are losing information and they are not even aware of it.”
Supervalu is the latest retail chain to reveal a payment card breach. The supermarket chain confirmed Friday (Aug. 15) that that there was a payment card breach and consumer information may have been stolen from 180 Supervalu-affiliated stores across the United States. John Prisco shares his thoughts with Sean Michael Kerner of eWEEK:
John Prisco, president and CEO at Triumfant, also isn’t surprised and isn’t optimistic about retail security. “No one should be surprised about retail breaches,” Prisco said. “Retailers do not invest enough in cyber-security, and why should they? Consumers keep shopping at their stores.”
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