Security in the digital age can be quite a touchy subject, especially when you consider just how breaches in the past such as the debacle surrounding Adobe recently, leaking out information of approximately 3 million accounts. Apparently, those reports were conservative at best, where the actual impact is said to have touched the 150 million mark. Not only that, Microsoft also did report on a major IE11 vulnerability that was being actively exploited, although that hole was patched relatively quickly. Now we have received word that credit card information of over 70,000 people has been stolen from a company that call themselves Loyaltybuild – how ironic!
Apart from the stolen credit card numbers, related CCV numbers, too, were part of the heist. What made matters worse was the fact that the data which was sitting on the systems happened to be in the form of an unencrypted format. This meant that whoever took the data were able to start using those credit cards almost immediately. Apart from direct credit card data, other personal information which were stolen include names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. It is a sad state really, to hear about things like this happening in this day and age. Hopefully the future will bring a more secure setup.