What your business, your staff and your customers MUST learn TODAY from the tesco.com hack.

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Published on February 18, 2014

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Tesco has had to deactivate a large number of its customers' internet accounts after their login names and passwords were compromised and shared on a popular text-sharing website.
Over 2,000 Tesco.com accounts were compromised by hackers, Tesco says, using details previously stolen from other sites. (14/02/2012 - http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2328909/tesco-customer-account-details-shared-online-by-hackers)
And that’s today’s big lesson ... for your staff, for your customers, for your business, for you, for me, for your friends, for your family ... you get it ... for everyone!
M4k3 ... $ur3 ... Y0uR ... p45$w0rd5 ... 4r3 ... $4f3!!!
BBC News contacted a few of the people named on the site using the email addresses listed and they confirmed that their Tesco accounts had been deactivated, all confirmed their login details were correct and one revealed that the hackers had used the login credentials to steal Tesco vouchers.
Tesco was said to be "urgently investigating" the appearance of the data but it is believed that the hackers had data-combed through previously stolen information from former high-profile security breaches.
And that’s the problem ... who doesn’t use the same email address and password to log onto a number of different sites? From social media to banking, from shopping to blogging, the modern world is a patchwork of user IDs and passwords to remember. Using the same login credentials across a range of sites makes life easier, but it also leaves you vulnerable to attack. Like having the same key to unlock your car, get in your house front door, access the lawnmower in your shed ... and ... get into your place of work.
It was that simple for the Tesco hackers.
Password and email combinations easily available from those earlier large security breaches were simply tried by the hackers on the Tesco site. In 2,239 cases the same login credentials were used.
Tesco issued a statement "We have contacted all customers who may have been affected and are committed to ensuring that none of them miss out as a result of this ... We will issue replacement vouchers to the very small number who are affected."
But I wonder whether they should have to.
It’s not their fault their customers unwittingly breached basic security protocols and in effect gave the hackers a skeleton key to unlock all their ENTIRE online world – or is it?

Are you doing enough to prevent your employees’ skeleton keys opening your front door to hackers? Are your systems smart enough to force users to have different login credentials for your network and, for example, their Facebook account?
Lay on some pastries and a pot of coffee and talk with your people about it this week, talk with your IT provider and ask how safe your systems are. Check your own security.
As someone wisely once observed ... Every little helps.

Further details of our services can be found on our website www.stoneseed.co.uk

What your business, your staff and your customers MUST learn today from the tesco.com hack CREATED: 18 FEBRUARY 2014, WRITTEN BY DAVID COTGREAVE Tesco has had to deactivate a large number of its customers' internet accounts after their login names and passwords were compromised and shared on a popular text-sharing website. Over 2,000 Tesco.com accounts were compromised by hackers, Tesco says, using details previously stolen from other sites. (14/02/2012 - http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2328909/tescocustomer-account-details-shared-online-by-hackers) And that’s today’s big lesson ... for your staff, for your customers, for your business, for you, for me, for your friends, for your family ... you get it ... for everyone! M4k3 ... $ur3 ... Y0uR ... p45$w0rd5 ... 4r3 ... $4f3!!! BBC News contacted a few of the people named on the site using the email addresses listed and they confirmed that their Tesco accounts had been deactivated, all confirmed their login details were correct and one revealed that the hackers had used the login credentials to steal Tesco vouchers. Tesco was said to be "urgently investigating" the appearance of the data but it is believed that the hackers had data-combed through previously stolen information from former high-profile security breaches. And that’s the problem ... who doesn’t use the same email address and password to log onto a number of different sites? From social media to banking, from shopping to blogging, the modern world is a patchwork of user IDs and passwords to remember. Using the same login credentials across a range of sites makes life easier, but it also leaves you vulnerable to attack. Like having the same key to unlock your car, get in your house front door, access the lawnmower in your shed ... and ... get into your place of work. It was that simple for the Tesco hackers. Password and email combinations easily available from those earlier large security breaches were simply tried by the hackers on the Tesco site. In 2,239 cases the same login credentials were used. Tesco issued a statement "We have contacted all customers who may have been affected and are committed to ensuring that none of them miss out as a result of this ... We will issue replacement vouchers to the very small number who are affected." But I wonder whether they should have to. It’s not their fault their customers unwittingly breached basic security protocols and in effect gave the hackers a skeleton key to unlock all their ENTIRE online world – or is it?

Are you doing enough to prevent your employees’ skeleton keys opening your front door to hackers? Are your systems smart enough to force users to have different login credentials for your network and, for example, their Facebook account? Lay on some pastries and a pot of coffee and talk with your people about it this week, talk with your IT provider and ask how safe your systems are. Check your own security. As someone wisely once observed ... Every little helps. Further details of our services can be found on our website www.stoneseed.co.uk

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