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Computer Security Breach in Brooks Brothers

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Running head: INFORMATION SECURITYInformation SecurityName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1INFORMATION SECURITYTable of ContentsPart A.............................................................................................................................2Computer Security Breach in Brooks Brothers..........................................................2What was the Problem?..........................................................................................2Who were affected?................................................................................................3How the attack was carried out?............................................................................3What could have been done to prevent the Attack.................................................4Part B..............................................................................................................................4WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack......................................................................4What was the problem?..........................................................................................5Who were affected and how?.................................................................................5How was the attack carried out?............................................................................6What could have been done to prevent the attack?................................................6References......................................................................................................................7
2INFORMATION SECURITYPart AComputer Security Breach in Brooks BrothersIn May 2017, Brooks Brothers informed that a data breach has been happened to theorganization and the customer’s information related to their payment card may have beenaffected by these breach. This threat was for the customers who had made purchase at BrooksBrothers retailers and Brooks Brothers outlet, located at Puerto Rico and U.S. between thedate April 2016 and March 2017 (Brooks Brothers, 2017). Brooks Brothers confessed that nosensitive personal information were in danger except payment cards. They also reported thatpersonal identifying information and Social Security Numbers were safe and not affected inthis incident. The company is taking precautions after this breach affected it. These stepscould have been taken earlier to stop such intrusion as well-known proverb “Precaution isbetter than cure.”What was the Problem?Based on forensic investigation, Brooks Brothers reported that anunauthorized user was somehow able to gain access to the payment processing system andinstalled malicious software in that system at their outlet and retail locations. Brooks Brothershave also provided a list at their website of the outlet and retails where this unwantedproblem occurred. These lists was provided on the website to aware the customers about thisthreat and apply necessary precautions they can do to keep themselves safe, like passwordchange, new payment card issuing and others (Brooks Brothers, 2017). Brooks Brothers alsoinformed that any of the online customers were not affected nor the payments made at theairport locations were affected. After the investigation, it was noticed that not all thecustomers were affected. Only affected customers were the one who used payment card at theretailers or outlet between April 2016 and March 2017. These breach affected all the payment
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