It seems that every day or every week, we wake up to the news of another organization that has fallen victim to a cyberattack of some sort. If we are not learning of a new security breach, then perhaps it is the hefty fine that is being imposed on a business that was previously attacked and breached.
Barnes and Noble joins the list of breach victims with their announcement to customers that a hacker group had gained access to computer systems, exposing and possibly compromising customer data. In the Barnes and Noble incident customer addresses, phone numbers and purchase histories could be at risk with no indication that passwords and payment information were at risk.
After nearly eight months under COVID pandemic restrictions and telecommuting, many businesses are trying to return to some semblance of pre-COVID working conditions, while many organizations have come to accept that a large remote workforce is the new normal.