VeriSign was cyber attacked throughout 2010. The management of this situation was very disconcerting. No one was made aware of what had happened until the following year. “The incidents did not become public until 2011, through a new SEC-mandated filing”. (Armerding, 2012) At this point no one is quite sure what was compromised. Since they are not legally required to give this information, and it appears they won’t.
This incident will surely affect their business reputation. Monster.com, suffered a similar situation. And again, did not disclose the breach to their subscribers. While doing the research for this paper, I discovered that companies are not required by law to notify their customers if they suffer a cyber-attack. How many other companies have been