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Newsfactor.com: Anonymous Affiliate Steals 40,000 Credit Card Numbers

By on March 13, 2012No Comment

Jonathan Spira is quoted by Jennifer LeClaire on Newsfactor.com as she discusses the recent hacking attack by The Consortium:

It’s not Anonymous, but it’s an emerging group of hackers that claims affiliation with the infamous “hacktivist” group. Its name: The Consortium.

The Consortium is making headlines today for allegedly stealing the credit card records and other personal identifying information in a hack on porn site Digital Playground. The Consortium claims to have stolen information from more than 70,000 users of the Internet porn site.

“By and large, groups of hackers including Anonymous and the Consortium are putting large and small organizations on notice that they need to be far more prudent in securing their data,” said Jonathan Spira, chief analyst at Basex and author of Overload! How Too Much Information is Hazardous To Your Organization.

“Today, individuals and organizations have far more information to manage than ever before, and it’s critical to ensure that the appropriate measures and safeguards are in place to keep information safe and secure,” Spira said.

Read the full article here.

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