Essay on The Threat Of Cyber Security Attacks

853 Words Mar 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Introduction
According to http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/data-breach , “A data breach is an incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property.” Many people experienced a data breach if they shopped in Target stores between November 27 and December 15, 2013. According to Washington Post, more than 70 million customers not only might have had their personal information compromised but also their card data stolen. The Target breach ranks one of the worst ever security breaches in history. Not only did someone hack into Target’s security system, but it was during peak holiday months when Target stores are overrun with customers getting ready for the upcoming holiday. In this paper, the reader will learn about the history of cyber security attacks, the Target Security Breach in detail along with the future problems this breach will cause and problem it has already produced as well as consumer reaction to the said breach.
History
Security Breaches have not been around for very long, but with the growing advances in technology, America and other nations are seeing more of them. According to Controlling the threat by Paul Marsh, The list of cyber-security breaches that have reached public domain is admittedly small but makes people…

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