Joshua Carter, public relations manager at Target, said, “This theft is not a new breach; these are two distinct thefts as part of the same breach and this development was uncovered in the course of the ongoing investigation. The 70 million guests impacted by this new development are separate from the 40 million number that was previously shared.”
This goes to show how easily a data breach can get out of hand. Not only has it taken months for all of the information come out, the breadth of the breach continues to grow. The Verizon breach report says that it typically takes seconds to hours for attackers to exploit a breach and that it can take month’s for organizations to find out let alone deal the issue. Can your business recognize a breach if it happened?
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