Bitglass undertook an experiment geared towards understanding what happens to sensitive data once it has been stolen.
2014 was the year when "designer vulnerabilities" emerged, when breaches and security incidents were being announced so fast that we struggled to keep up, when old financial malware began being used to hit new targets.
Whistleblowers and those individuals that are simply out to make a buck out of any confidential and valuable information, can now offer it for sale on Darkleaks, a decentralized, anonymous black market on the Internet.
Personal and limited financial information of over 800,000 customers of Australian travel insurance company Aussie Travel Cover have been stolen by a hacker that goes by the online handle "Abdilo" and is believed to be a member of the infamous Lizard Squad.
The Banque Cantonale de Geneve has refused to pay the ransom demanded by a group of hackers that goes under the name of Rex Mundi, and they have made good on their word and have published the whole batch of customer emails they managed to steal from the bank's website.
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