Guest Column | July 7, 2015

Cyber Thieves Take A Bite Out Of Summer

By Andrew Bagrin, Founder and CEO, My Digital Shield

Cybercrime is getting the Hollywood treatment again with last week’s debut of “Mr. Robot,” a new TV series that follows a cybersecurity hacktivist who shut down DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks by day and hacks criminals in his free time, all in the name of doing good. It’s an interesting twist in the criminal case of the week format that’s sure to raise some eyebrows.

While Hollywood neatly wraps up cyberattacks and breaches within an hour, real-life victims aren’t so lucky. Just ask the new faces on our #BreachDuJour roster. A few weeks ago, those included a breach that’s taken the Federal space by storm and another that might leave vacationers looking to reconsider their plans this summer. At a time of year when families are packing up and heading off on vacation, the news proves that your cybersecurity can’t afford to take a break. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the latest #BreachDuJour victims.

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