Intelligent CISO Issue 1 - Page 25

threat updates EUROPE AND USA Data in the cloud belonging to marketing firm Octoly was exposed in early 2018. Included in the files was a backup copy of the database with information about marketing operations in Europe and North America. The personal data of 12,000 bloggers promoting the products of such brands as Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme and Blizzard Entertainment was exposed. In addition to the bloggers’ personal data, client company information and commercial secrets were compromised. GLOBAL In early February 2018, an unknown source posted iBoot source code on GitHub, the code responsible for iOS trusted boot process. The leak was the largest in the history of the company and made it easier for attackers to hack the operating system of Apple devices. Alexei Parfentiev, SearchInform analyst, said the consequences of data breaches are financially disastrous. He said: “According to the Cost of Data Institute, the loss of customers makes an average American company pay US$4.13 million. Another US$1.5 million sum is spent on investigation, rehabilitation and litigation.” www.intelligentciso.com | Issue 01 25