Monday, 7 November 2011

Sony, Nintendo and now Adidas. Is Your Company Next?

A couple weeks ago we wrote about the second cyber-attack on Sony and how they learned from their lesson. The German Sportswear company Adidas had to take their website content offline after suffering from what they describe as a "sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack". Millions of user’s details were compromised and as soon as Adidas discovered the incident they had put extra security measures in place to protect their visitors.

In a statement Adidas has: 

"Nothing is more important to us than the privacy and security of our consumers' personal data," 

"We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time".

The news follows a series of attacks against Sony earlier in the year and 29 chemicals firms were last week reported to be targeted for a series of cyber-attacks. Once again this illustrates how sophisticated and dangerous these attacks have become.

Companies have started taking their security very seriously now, and with the big names' security being breached, it is inevitable they'll be more stringent in the future. The demand for certified ethical hackers will rise, as they'll look to combat the looming threat of hackers.

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