For some time now, I and others have been warning the insurance industry that we are vulnerable to cyber-attack, and that such attacks could be disastrous to our reputation as a trusted, rock-solid backup to accident and loss. Now, however, it appears that at least one segment of the hacking community is really just doing their break-and-enter act for entertainment. If that’s so, then our industry has little to fear.
According to an online posting from The StarPhoenix, the Internet vigilante hacker group Anonymous claimed to have broken into an Apple Inc. server and published a small number of usernames and passwords for one of the company’s websites. Anonymous said on Sunday via its account on Twitter that Apple could be a target for hackers and released the data as part of its Anti Security, or “AntiSec,” campaign.
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