Latest from Michael Krigsman
TD Ameritrade: hacked with 'unauthorised code'
This is bizarre, and suggests some sort of additional, underlying problem that has not been disclosed.According to finextra:Online broker TD Ameritrade says an internal investigation into stock-related spam uncovered 'unauthorised code' in its computer systems that allowed illegal access to an internal database.
Dept of Homeland Security: inexcusable IT waste on ADVISE project
Following its $30 billion virtual fence debacle, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has disclosed another failed IT-related project, this one costing $42 million. DHS has suspended, and will likely cancel, a massive data-mining initiative on grounds that it violated privacy standards.
HSBC loses data on 370,000 customers; violates security standards
HSBC, the UK's largest bank, lost an unencrypted data disc containing the names and insurance information of 370,000 customers. HSBC sent the disc via unregistered postal mail because its usual method of secure electronic data transmission "wasn't working."
NY Bank 'loses' 4.5M unencrypted customer records
In yet another unbelievable story of data irresponsibility, the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon lost two sets of unencrypted backup tapes containing private data belonging to 4.5 million individuals. Third-party vendors misplaced the tapes during transport to off-site locations.