Security industry prognosticators rely more on marketing, hype, and our own bad memories than any knowledge of security past, present or future.
Stories by By Ira Winkler
Sensitive data pertaining to millions of people was compromised in the data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. I suspect that millions of those people smiled when they heard about the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2942038/security/opm-hit-by-classaction-suit-over-breach-of-federal-employee-data.html">filing of a class-action lawsuit filed against the OPM</a>. They would like some recompense for the incredible hassle that data breach caused them. And they probably want to see the OPM pay for its mistakes. Unfortunately, those smiles are probably about all they will get out of the lawsuit.
The <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2931976/cybercrime-hacking/us-govt-reports-massive-breach-of-personnel-data.html">hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management</a> didn't surprise me. All significant organizations are regularly attacked, and every major federal agency is a big target.