April 2, 2018
Maybe they should have spent less money on their ａｅｓｔｈｅｔｉｃｓ and more money on their cyber.
We got another hack on our hands.
Maybe it’s time to reexamine this concept of letting boomers run major businesses?
Actually, hol up. Who even runs this one?
Ugh. “I’m a boomer and a woman!”
You can be sure that these same people have elaborate schemes to prevent their cash registers from being plundered, and pay accountants a fortune to make sure not a single penny goes unaccounted for.
Yet when it comes to computer security, it’s a complete clusterfuck.
Hackers breached the payment systems of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores and stole credit card information for millions of shoppers, the latest in a series of intrusions that have exposed security gaps in corporate networks.
Hackers claim they have five million credit card and debit card numbers from the stores and have been releasing them for sale on the “dark web,” a network of websites used by hackers and others to anonymously share information, according to Gemini Advisory LLC, a New York-based cybersecurity firm. The hackers began stealing the card numbers in May 2017, the firm estimates.
These gosh-darned hackers are a scourge!
A spokesman for Hudson’s Bay Co. of Canada, which owns the two chains, confirmed a security breach involving customer payment card data at its Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor chains in North America.
Of course… We have the leafs to blame for this, as usual.
Behind every tragedy, you find the leaf.
The craziest thing about all these hacks is that these are mostly large and well established companies being victimized. You’d think smaller organizations would have weaker defenses and less competent experts providing their cyber-security.
But in fact, newer, smaller companies tend to be run by younger people who understand what the hell is going on, and will allocate resources accordingly.
A boomer woman, on the other hand… wew. I have a hard time even processing that kind of person running a major hi-tech corporation.
I mean, half the time these “hacks” are just guys gaining access to these systems by calling up executives or middle-management types and pretending to be tech support or something. There’s no security measure that’ll protect a company against having dumbass boomer executives who fall for phishing scams or social engineering tricks.
So I’m guessing we haven’t seen the last of these “hacks.”