Archive for June 29, 2015
When businesses send digital documents and store digital files, they obviously want to be sure that their information is safe. It’s easier said than done, and sadly many companies, large and small, are learning the hard way. Look no further than Sony Pictures and Target, two major companies that were recently hacked due to their faulty security measures. Private businesses aren’t the only victims of cybercrime. A few weeks ago, the Office of Personnel Management, the federal agency that handles the human resource needs of government employees, was hacked by who some people believe to be the Chinese government, resulting in the theft of more than four million private records.
All of these high-profile cases are part of a wider danger in the United States of cybercrime and hacking. In 2011 alone,