Are Facebook, Twitter, Apple, New York Times, NBC hacks a sign of things to come?
CBS News, By: Chenda Ngak
Like a chain of dominoes, it seems like high-profile companies are
continuing to report incidents of security breaches. What these hacks
have in common are that they are being publicly reported by the
companies, but experts say these attacks are nothing new.
Most recently, Zendesk reported
that it was hacked and that its clients Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest
may have been affected. NBC.com was hacked for about 15-minutes Thursday
and users were warned that malicious software would infect their
Ryan Sherstobitoff, senior security researcher at
McAfee Labs, told CBSNews.com over the phone that these incidents are a
sign of things to come.
"From a trends perspective, there is an
increase of attacks," Sherstobitoff said, adding that that targeted
hacks are not new, but the intended targets of security breaches have