Security protection firm Symantec recently published their Internet Security Threat Report 2014. It is a sobering report of the increase in hacking and attacks through websites, email, mobile devices and more. While I am sure it is does not document the full extent of the impact of digital attacks, what it documents is frightening.
This report and others like it are a reason more and more people are wary of handing over private information for things like loyalty programs. It is a reason companies collecting personal data need to commit to the security of the data they collect and to follow through the commitment with appropriate investment in protecting the data.
The report is also a reminder to newsagents about the importance of proper security protection on all the computers you use.