Exposed in Ashley Madison Hack? Here’s What to Do Now

AUG 20, 2015 – MEDIA

As details emerge about the hack of adultery website Ashley Madison, its users have a reason to be nervous. “This breach has the potential to ruin the lives of millions of people,” Eric Chiu, co-founder of cloud security firm HyTrust, told NBC News.

IRS Get Transcript Breach Triples In Scope

AUG 19, 2015 – MEDIA

Data breach news just keeps getting worse and worse for the federal government this summer. The latest blow comes this week with the announcement from the IRS that the breach in its Get Transcript application was three times worse than initially reported.

IRS Data Breach Exposed 334,000 Taxpayer Accounts

AUG 19, 2015 – MEDIA

The Internal Revenue Service recently stated that a previously-disclosed cyber attack, which exposed taxpayer data between February and May of 2015, affected more than three times more people than had been initially announced.

Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on web

AUG 17, 2015 – MEDIA

Hackers claim to have leaked a massive list of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, saying its owners had refused to bow to their demands to close the site.

Hackers Gain Control Because Organizations Allow Them to Do So

JUL 27, 2015 – MEDIA

“As Eric Chiu, president and co-founder of HyTrust, told eSecurity Planet concerning the AshleyMadison hack: [T]his is a great example of how organizations can now be held hostage and permanently damaged by the own data that they collect.”

Ashley Madison hack reveals global support for infidelity

JUL 22, 2015 – MEDIA

“Data is the new currency and the breach at Ashley Madison shows attackers are not only looking to steal consumer information for profit but to hold companies hostage,” said Eric Chiu, president and co-founder of cloud security company HyTrust.”

Ledger Gazette: US official resigns over data breach

JUL 12, 2015 – MEDIA

According to the OPM, some of the breached records include interviews conducted by background investigators, social security numbers, and about 1.1 million fingerprints. The stolen data “can be used to not only access financial accounts and steal identities, but also identify and target government employees for other nation state attacks”, Eric Chiu, president of cloud security firm HyTrust, said…

PCMag: OPM Director Resigns After Massive Data Breach

JUL 10, 2015 – MEDIA

The resignation comes after the OPM in June disclosed that hackers stole 4.2 million personnel records from the agency from the agency. The stolen data “can be used to not only access financial accounts and steal identities, but also identify and target government employees for other nation state attacks,” Eric Chiu, president of cloud security firm HyTrust, said in a statement.

Digital Journal: Cloud Security Automation Provider HyTrust Names Security Industry Veteran Fred Kost as Senior VP, Marketing

JUN 09, 2015 – MEDIA

HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that longtime industry professional Fred Kost has been named to the post of Senior VP, Marketing. “Fred has exactly the breadth and depth of experience we need to build on our market momentum and pursue new opportunities, both in the United States and around the world,” said John de Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust.

Asian Journal: More than 100,000 taxpayers affected in IRS breach

MAY 27, 2015 – MEDIA

Cyber criminals gained access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayer accounts by hacking into an online service the Internal Revenue Service uses to grant Americans access to previous tax returns, the agency said Tuesday, May 26. “This is a wake-up call that breaches have a compounding effect and the stakes are getting higher,” said Eric Chiu, a security expert who is president of cloud…