Organized Crime is Stealing Data

In case you didn't read it, here is an interesting article from the Windows Secrets newsletter on online data theft.  Jim Hamm comments, "Seems as though it is relatively easy to hack web servers that use SQL databases. The study noted that 85% of the breeches was from organized crime, and 'that 98% of the stolen data was snatched directly from company servers — mostly by use of malware and direct hacking.' I hope Amazon's servers are reasonably secure -- we do a fair amount of shopping there.

"This isn't a topic I lie awake at night worrying about, but it is a risk one takes if you want to do online shopping -- which many people do," Jim concludes.