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Three data breach - comment from Webroot

November 2016 by David Kennerley, director of threat research at Webroot

The comment from David Kennerley, director of threat research at Webroot, in response to the Three data breach today.

“This is attack has echoes of the breach TalkTalk suffered and highlights the fact that organisations are still not learning from the mistakes of their peers. A recurring theme were are seeing with these breaches are that the organisations aren’t discovering them first. In Three’s case they were alerted once their customers complained of scam calls and earlier this week AdultFriendFinder only discovered they’d suffered an attack once details was leaked online. All companies, especially those dealing with sensitive customer data – must balance their security resources against their risk tolerance, and look at threat intelligence solutions that provide them with the greatest scope of protection. One thing is clear, the rate in which these breaches occur cannot be tolerated and all organisational need to assess if their customer data is really secure.”

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