Cathay Pacific Airways: Hong Kong-based international airline.
Risk to Small Business: Severe: Customers are not soon to forget the company that failed to secure their data and waited several months to acknowledge their breach.
Individual Risk: Severe: Individuals affected by this breach are at a higher risk of credit card fraud and should contact their card issuer, cancel their cards immediately, and enroll in a credit monitoring service, if provided.
Customers Impacted: 9.4 million.
How it Could Affect You:For any organization, a breach where the hacker obtained payment information is a customer relations disaster. A breach where almost 9.5 million customers were affected would scale this disaster up to match.
In Other News:
Repair Your Phone Yourself:
It is now legal to break Digital Rights Management in order to repair your phone, following a ruling at the US Copyright Office. This is big news for third-party phone repair shops, as well as the repair businesses of many other products such as cars, tablets, refrigerators and even tractors. Go ahead and crack that old broken iPhone open to fix it yourself! Well… try to fix it at your own risk, but now you have the option.