2014 Data Breaches Expose Basic Security Lapses
The Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks public reports of data breaches, said it has logged nearly 400 incidents exposing credit card data and sensitive information in 2014. While retailers gain the most attention as a result of attacks against their payment systems, healthcare data, university information was also exposed in attacks. Security experts say the incidents expose password management lapses, poor data base management and oversight and the failure to identify and correct common Web application vulnerabilities. CRN pulled together 10 of the biggest breaches that surfaced since January.