Added on: 5th October, 2017 by Emily_39947
With some high profile companies admitting data breaches in the last few weeks, data security is at the forefront of many peoples minds. So what should we be doing to protect our data?
Yahoo's parent company Verizon announced this week that “following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts” a 2013 hack estimated to have affected 1 billion user accounts actually affected every single account that existed at the time—a staggering 3 billion. All data held at the time could have been compromised including passwords and in some case security questions. This comes on the tail of Equifax announcing a data breach that affected a potential 145.5 million accounts and Deloitte admitting a cyber-attack back in March.
So as a user what should you do if you have been affected? Although deleting your account may seem like a sensible move, the data has already been compromised and deleting your account will not change this fact. What you need to do is protect yourself moving forward and this should include changing your password and enabling a 2-factor authentication. You should then consider any other online account that uses any duplicate data such a password and security questions. The key here is limiting the fallout from the breach and protecting yourself from any future cyber attacks.
As a business this should be a warning call to ensure that you have the best protection in place. If you hold any data you are responsive for ensuring it remains secure. With cyber attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated, the level of security that is in place needs to be continually reviewed and enhanced. If you have any concerns about your cyber security get in touch with us today and let us help https://www.premierchoiceinternet.com/contact/