Following the slew of private celebrity photos leaked earlier this week, both end-users and organisations are understandably concerned. Invariably, user confidence in the security of online services, and the confidentiality of any data stored, has been shaken by such leaks.
This is especially worrying for organisations, as more and more enterprise services move onto remotely hosted cloud platforms, which are now home to the corporate crown jewels (emails, commercially sensitive information, intellectual property etc).
The same security issues that appear to have caused the recent iCloud breaches typically affect these cloud platforms. From a security perspective, using a cloud system is effectively outsourcing and therefore should be treated as diligently as any other outsourcing arrangement.
, the recent celebrity photo compromise occurred due to a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions” – in other words,
Users of Ubisoft's Uplay site have
that their personal data may have been compromised following a security breach that originated from its online systems.
Hackers targeted sensitive data such as email addresses and passwords, but the company explained that it does not retain any financial information so this is not under threat.
As many as 71 per cent of Australians are currently using a cloud service, leading many to express concerns about the security of their data, a new paper has found.
The research, entitled ‘The cloud: services, computing and digital data – emerging issues in media and communications’, showed that people are unsure about how their information is being managed and protected.
Australia is being subjected to dozens of cyber attacks every week – and they are becoming more frequent.
This is the warning issued by security analysts, who explained that the severity of these attacks is also increasing as time goes on, AAP sources report.