In this day and age, data breaches have increased in quantity and intensity. Therefore, it is essential that the security professional assess situations which could threaten the security of an organization’s intellectual property. Students will then gain the knowledge, tools, and resources to recognize and mitigate real time attacks.
Research a data breach, ransomware, or data exfiltration attack that has occurred within the last 6 months that successfully compromised an organization. In 500-750 words, address the following:
- Describe in detail how the attacker made the breach. Specifically, how was the attacker able to get in and out of the system? What was the threat vector?
- Explain what the attacker did during the breach.
- Describe the effects of the attack on the various stakeholders. Be sure to include non-technical elements of the entire corporation (e.g., public relations, marketing, and/or sales).
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