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Trump’s Personal Security Breaches Are A Problem For All =LINK=

Ultimately, Clinton paid a political, not a legal, price for her email practices. Republicans wielded the episode against her as proof that she was untrustworthy. Trump said she was "guilty as hell" and often raised the specter of what the roughly 30,000 personal emails she deleted might have contained. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said she showed a "fundamental lack of judgment and wanton disregard" for matters of national security.

Trump’s Personal Security Breaches Are A Problem For All

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is seen in a Feb. 10 booking photo. Peters is under investigation for alleged election security breaches. Mesa County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

Many cybersecurity experts believe that this number will continue to increase in 2023 and beyond. To help you understand the scope and extent of data breaches today, here are the largest data breaches in US history.

According to LeakedSource, FriendFinder Networks secured their passwords with the unsalted hash algorithm SHA-1 and stored user data in plaintext files. Furthermore, a white-hat hacker named Revolver revealed a Local File Inclusion (LFI) vulnerability from photos shared on social media. This was a huge security issue for the adult entertainment company because it had been hacked just one year prior, in May 2015, which compromised 3.5 million users. Despite the data breaches, AdultFriendFinder still attracts over 50 million visitors per month worldwide.

Equifax, one of the big three credit reporting agencies (TransUnion, Experian, Equifax) in the US, reported a major data breach in 2017, which impacted the personal data of 148 million US citizens. As a company that handles extremely sensitive data, Equifax came under fire due to its negligence and poor security posture.

Although no other personally identifiable information (PII) was stolen, the data breach was a significant security risk reflecting a failure to implement access control policies, especially for an employee who no longer worked at Cash App. Moreover, the attack continued to happen over a 4-month period while Cash App failed to detect or act on the active data breach.

Because U.S. government data is already controlled to varying degrees, the Intelligence Community would primarily look to identify sensitive but unclassified personal data held by companies and other private parties. For a useful benchmark of the sensitivity of privately held data, the IC could ask whether the data would be considered classified if owned by the U.S. government. For example, U.S. national security agencies maintain large caches of employee data in unclassified, internet-connected systems (like the Defense Travel System) that are inherently more vulnerable to Chinese hacking than classified systems.17 The existence of such systems suggests that Washington believes the practical benefits of internet connectivity can often outweigh the risks of Chinese espionage. This is a reasonable calculation. Regulators should not require private companies to take more onerous precautions than U.S. agencies themselves take for equivalent categories of government-held data.

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Weak and insecure passwords are a security concern and a gateway to breaches that can affect more than just the targeted users. It is important to create keys that strike the right balance between being easy to remember and hard for others (intruders or impostors) to guess, crack or hack.

If you have released any financial information, contact your bank immediately to protect your accounts. If you have released either financial or personal information, such as your social security number, consider contacting one of the three major credit reporting companies to ask for a fraud alert to be put on your records to help prevent scammers stealing your identity. Information on reporting these and other frauds can be accessed Report E-mail Scams. The Treasury Office of Inspector General may disclose any information received to telecommunications carriers for their use in identifying and terminating numbers used in the fraud, or to law enforcement authorities for their use in investigating and combating fraud. _

Since many current and former federal employees had their personal data left vulnerable from the two data breaches announced by the Office of Personnel Management last year, federal workers should be on alert for these fraudulent emails.


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