Comments from Arbor Networks - Beautiful People hack
April 2016 by Arbor Networks
Following the news that Beautiful People, an online dating site, has been hit by a 1.1m data breach, please see below comments from Richard Brown, Director EMEA Channels & Alliances at Arbor Networks:
“This hack on Beautiful People is the latest in a long line of data breaches we have seen over the last six months. The fact that hackers were able to access names, addresses and even the income of 1.1m users is testament to the fact that companies need to be doing more as threats evolve.
“In today’s threat landscape it’s essential for any organisation that holds data that maybe valuable to an attacker to have the ability to detect, validate and contain threats quickly. Attackers will make it past perimeter defences, and we should expect this, what we need to do is stop them before they achieve their goals. This isn’t all about technology – although having the right tools helps – people and process are key.”