Computer Security Breaches parts

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Running head: COMPUER SECURITY BREACHESComputer Security Breaches (2017)Name of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1COMPUTER SECURITY BREACHESTable of ContentsPart A.............................................................................................................................2OneLogin Security Breach.............................................................................................2Who were affected?................................................................................................2How the Attack was carried out?...........................................................................2What could have been done to prevent the Attack?...............................................2Part B..............................................................................................................................2Ransomware Cyber Attack........................................................................................2What was the problem?..........................................................................................2Who were affected and how?.................................................................................2How was the attack carried out?............................................................................2What could have been done to prevent the attack?................................................2References......................................................................................................................3
2COMPUTER SECURITY BREACHESPart AOneLogin Security BreachOneLogin provides a single password platform for the users to access multipleapplication and website using single password. Technically OneLogin saves the credentials ofdifferent websites and allow user to access them by using single password that is forOneLogin and then it submit the credentials to those websites. This is a paid service,generally used by the organization and its employees. OneLogin has more than 2000organizations as their customers who are spread among 44 countries ("OneLogin breached,hacker finds cleartext credential notepads", 2017). This covers passwords for more than 300applications including 70 SaaS (Software-as-a Service) service providers. SaaS is a cloudcomputing application. Nowadays cloud computing applications are becoming trend in theorganizations in order to enhancing the performance of the organization. Cloud computinglike SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS are comprised of different applications, which needed more thanone credentials. This led to the need of system like the one OneLogin is offering to the users.What was the problem?The problem was that the information that was saved in the server of the OneLoginand that server was reported to be breached. Although, the files were encrypted but even thatthere is possibility that the hackers who can breach the server, they could also decrypt thosefiles. No doubt, the credentials saved by the OneLogin were very personal and could letunauthorized users to manipulate those data by accessing the websites. Those files weresaved in the form of table for all the users and properly encrypted, but OneLogin had alsoreported that the intruders or hackers might have got access to those files by using decryptioncodes ("OneLogin breached, hacker finds cleartext credential notepads", 2017). This

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