Well, the attack on Apple’s iCloud was targeted on high-value targets: celebrities. “Apple:’Targeted Attack’ Led to Breach,” Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 B1. It all happens a week before the roll-out of the Apple iPhone6.
And Home Depot apparently is a target for a Target-like attack. “Home Depot Investigate Possible Date Theft,” Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 B1. Breach may have started in April (before the heavy buying season at HD), but just got reported by Brian Krebs. He reported Target’s breach as well.
Finally, PG&E. Following the explosion in San Bruno in 2010 that killed 8, it was reported that PG&E couldn’t find inspection records for a surprisingly large portion of its pipelines. “PG&E Faces Fine Over Blast,” Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2014 B3. California regulators propose a $1.4 billion fine. PG&E calls it “appropriate.” Do those fines penalize the shareholders or directors or management at the time the decisions were made, or not, leading to the explosion?
Do you store stuff on line? Do you use a credit card? Is information management small potatoes?