In a letter to customers sent today, Dow Jones & Co has revealed that its services were breached, possibly exposing the credit and debit card information of customers. Reportedly only impacting “fewer than 3,500 individuals,” the information provided shows that the unauthorized accesses took place between August 2012 and July 2015.
“In today’s world – where literally anyone connected to the Internet is vulnerable – it’s no longer just a question of spending, it’s a question of processes and skills. Following the Dow Jones breach, I’m heartened that the CEO has publically said that no company is immune to cyberattacks. Solely recognizing that all organizations need comprehensive security solutions is the first step to reducing the onslaught of breaches we’ve witnessed over the last few years,” said Grayson Milbourne, Security Intelligence Director of Webroot.
“As large company breaches have revealed, security isn’t always a question of budget but also a question of skills and background checks. The name of the game is to find out what is going on in an environment and reduce the risk. Overall, there is a clear trend of attacks that aim to compromise companies who store vast amounts of user data. These businesses need to prepare for continued attacks by updating their security policies and systems to be on high alert.”
While Dow Jones & Co is reporting the information has been possibly compromised, they are also reporting that no evidence is pointing toward the information actually being used in authorized manners.