A Day at the Breach

  • EM Quantum Technology
Security breaches are a fact of life in the 21st century.  There have been an enormous amount of companies hacked. Delta Airlines, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Ave., Sears, Arby’s, Sonic, Whole Foods Market, Best Buy, Panera Bread, GameStop, Target, health care providers, eBay, government agencies, banks… the list is endless. When they say you are protected, chances are your information has already been stolen. Regardless of security somebody will try to break in. Cybercrime has risen 63% in the last three years. Using Artificial Intelligence for crime has skyrocketed around the web, and with these new tools for criminals no one is safe and everyone is a target.

Having discovered that the hardware in computer boards can be penetrated by would-be hackers, Microsoft has announced the installation of additional preventive measures to counteract some of these new back-doors for Cyber criminals. One of the latest techniques used by banks is the use of rotating pin codes. By entering your bank account with your normal user ID and password the bank sends a 6 digit code to your cell phone. This additional layer of security adds a new dimension criminals will find hard to overcome, but they have their ways. Check your accounts often and don’t have unnecessary accounts.