Thursday, August 28, 2014

JP Morgan "Hack"

Recently a number of mass media articles have started discussing a JP Morgan "hack" and alluded to 4 other companies that were also hacked. This story has the potential to be really interesting if more details emerge.



http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/27/reports-jpmorgan-hack-attack/14706545/

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/08/28/the-morning-download-j-p-morgan-hack-strips-bank-of-sensitive-data/

http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/27/investing/jpmorgan-hack-russia-putin/

Right now all we know is that JP Morgan is admitting to having seen attacks (which is not uncommon) and that "some data" may have left. That isn't a whole lot to go on. Data could be their company lunch menu, or details on customers and their financial history.

Interestingly enough, this story has yet to hit any of the security blogs I follow such as Krebs, Naked Security, Schneier, etc. For the time being, I'm classifying it as interesting news, but nothing actionable. Worth watching, but not worth panicking over.