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Anthem latest victim by hackers due to lack of encryption, 80 million customers affected

06 Feb 2015 // Andrew Stroup

Anthem, a giant insurance corporation, was recently attacked by hackers who stole 80 million customers’ personal data. The kicker to this attack was the data stolen wasn’t encrypted despite numerous health information standards and laws to protect said patient information.

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The CommonKey Affiliate Program has Launched!

21 Dec 2014 // commonkey

After many requests, the CommonKey team is excited to announce our new Affiliate program. We are excited to partner with amazing companies and consultants to help spread CommonKey to businesses across the globe. Beyond our Affiliate program, we’ve also added a Reseller tier to those who are focused on mid-market and enterprise clients.

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Sony used a folder titled “Password” to save your passwords

09 Dec 2014 // Andrew Stroup

Sony Pictures Entertainment is the most recent victim by hackers who leaked documents onto the internet, to include a folder titled “Password,” which was used to save thousands of company passwords. Sony is one of many recent hacks on corporate companies, which has publicly shamed them for poor security practices and solutions.

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Password Negligence Could Cost SMBs $210,000 Annually

10 Nov 2014 // Jonathan Lee

A Widemeyer survey in North America and the UK revealed startling data on password negligence among small businesses. Among the critical mistakes include continuously using the same password across multiple accounts, keeping a hand-written book of passwords, or not using passwords altogether to access work data. Identity management company Centrify claims that a company of 500 employees would lose $210,000 annually as a result of these mistakes.

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JPMorgan Hack – 76 Million Accounts Compromised

02 Nov 2014 // Jonathan Lee

JP Morgan Chase Co, America’s largest bank, was [hacked by cybercriminals][2]; among the information leaked included personal contact information of individuals and small businesses. Luckily, the bank reports that bank account information was not leaked, but the very fact that one of America’s most powerful institutions was hacked has caused much uneasiness within the organization and among its customers. The source of the attack is unclear, although hackers in Russia and Eastern Europe have been among the FBI’s recent suspects. In response, JP Morgan announced in a letter that it would budget $250 million annually for security.

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