Either hackers are incredibly gifted or there too many organizations whose idea of computer security is to hire Bubba because he can turn a computer unaided as their security guru. I think it's the latter.
Hyatt Hotels says a total of 250 of its resorts were hit last year in a massive malware infection that stole customer payment card information. The luxury resort chain said that locations in 50 countries were impacted by malware that collected payment card information from sales terminals at Hyatt restaurants, spas, golf shops …
"'Protecting customer information is critically important to Hyatt, and we will soon begin to take the security of customer data very seriously,' Hyatt global president of operations Chuck Floyd said in announcing the 250 compromised locations."
Oh I just bet you will.
"Protecting customer information is critically important to Hyatt, and we take the security of customer data very seriously,"
Why do they not engage the brain instead of uttering such tosh.
If it's critically important and you've just failed at it what does it say about your competence at stuff which is just very important or only important let alone nice to have?
OK, they don't care. Like Talktalk, Dixons Carphone, and a bazillion other businesses worldwide. I was thinking what regulatory penalty would actually persuade them to act differently? Fines don't work because money's no issue, and usually it's only shareholders' money anyway.
What if the regulatory penalties included having "Knob" tattooed on the board's foreheads? Initially the PHBs and clueless "C" levels wouldn't get it, but after the first public tattooing of a director I think the rest would get the message.
Should it be "knob" or written back to front so that they can read it in the mirror? First world problems, eh?