Is the game up for hackers?

    Date17 Oct 2011
    CategoryLatest News
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    While many IT managers remain sceptical about storing company data off-site, there are many ways in which the dangers can be minimised. The qualities which make the cloud so appealing are also those which make it most vulnerable. Being able to offload storage of the growing mountain of corporate data to a third party, while making it accessible from any location on any device with an internet connection, has huge advantages for a business. It is also a huge temptation for hackers.

    It has been a busy year for Lulz Security and other hacking co-operatives, with big, high-profile targets compromised. Sega and Sony's gaming networks have fallen prey, as has Apple's iTunes service. The most audacious target was RSA, a security firm which produces code-generating fobs used by 40m businesses to protect their own networks.

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