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The Pain of Disclosure and the Streisand Effect

Don't you wonder why it takes organizations so long to admit the truth that they have been hacked? Well, our friend Troy Hunt has this blog post about the pain from both his perspective of breach notification and the organizations perspective that everything is peachy! I love the memes and the back and forth denial and subversion by the firm aka "the Streisand effect".

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Re: The Pain of Disclosure and the Streisand Effect

Here is today's example of the "Streisand effect": 

 

"Travelex wants you to know that everything’s going really really well" says their press release.

 

You won’t find any uncomfortable words like “hack” or "ransomware" or “malware” or even “planned maintenance” in it, but you will learn that the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau “continues to make good progress with its technology recovery.”

 

Seriously?

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Re: The Pain of Disclosure and the Streisand Effect

Here is today's example of the "Streisand effect": 

 

"Travelex wants you to know that everything’s going really really well" says their press release.

 

You won’t find any uncomfortable words like “hack” or "ransomware" or “malware” or even “planned maintenance” in it, but you will learn that the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau “continues to make good progress with its technology recovery.”

 

Seriously?

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Re: The Pain of Disclosure and the Streisand Effect

@AppDefectsNo one has pulled them up as yet, as though the whole world is merely waiting for them confess eventually.  Rather like the Iranians and the recent Aircraft they shot out of the sky, whilst attempting to save face,

 

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Caute_cautim