TechZone360 | Dec 17, 2014
2014: The year of the data breach. Although technically the trend started with the massive credit card heist at Target last holiday season, 2014 really saw the perfection of the art, with big hits at Home Depot, Sally Beauty, Michael’s, and yes, the celebrity iCloud photo leak. As bad as it’s been, 2015 will see no slowdown in incidents.
“The subtlety and length of the breaches that are publicly disclosed indicate the underlying goals to be moving away from the ‘smash and grab’ of credit card number thefts towards more systemic damage possible by simply waiting for information and continuing to probe for more content,” said Steve Hultquist.