Discover Whether a Company Was Hacked – New Service

With so many companies suffering data breaches, itis hard to keep up with who is the victim du jour. I am pleased to announce my new state-of-the-art service to tackle this problem:

Was Hacked?

Now, the answer to this important question is only one click away. (It’s a bit of a joke, really.)

On a more serious note: The site offers a simple way to query Twitter for search terms often associated with security incidents. One way to keep an eye on malicious activities related to your company—and sometimes to find out whether it was breached—is to search Twitter for those terms. This approach was inspired by “JD,” who prefers to remain anonymous. For details, see my article on the Internet Storm Center site.

If this is interesting to you, check out my other articles, including a close look at how tech support scammers operate.

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About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a business and tech leader with extensive experience in information technology and security. His areas of expertise include incident response, cloud services and product management. Lenny focuses on safeguarding customers' IT operations at NCR Corporation. He also teaches digital forensics and anti-malware courses at SANS Institute. Lenny frequently speaks at conferences, writes articles and has co-authored books. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. The perspectives expressed by Lenny on this site don't necessarily reflect the views of NCR or SANS.

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