CollaboristaBlog Roundup October 10

Welcome to your weekly guide on the most interesting data sharing, security, and privacy news and events. This week features Shadow IT and Backoff malware.

10 October 2014


Welcome to your weekly guide on the most interesting data sharing, security, and privacy news and events.

Because you can’t follow all of the updates, we do it for you. Here’s a roundup of the latest and most popular topics to catch you up to speed. Check these out …

  • Do you face the problem of Shadow IT? Well, 46 percent of senior IT professionals believe information is leaking from their companies because of unsanctioned file sharing services. Read more here.
  • About 400 U.S Dairy Queen shops were hacked, apparently through the “Backoff” malware, says the Chicago Tribune. Supposedly, the hackers used a third party vendor’s “compromised credentials” to gain access.
  • And in case you were wondering about what Backoff software is, read this guide from PC World. Fast summary: It attacks the point of sale hardware that handles credit card payments.
  • And in Vermont, an AT&T employee broke the company’s privacy policy to access customer records, including Social Security and driver's license numbers. This incident involved about 1,600 people, says CNET.
  • But on a more constructive note … Using new research, Forrester offers us 10 reasons why you should integrate content and commerce systems. Says eWeek: When individual teams share common technology platforms, “collaboration satisfaction soars.”

Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned to our blog for more news each week.

Marc Songini

Marc Songini

Marc Songini has worked in the information technology field for more than 16 years. His roles have included those of journalist, analyst, and marketing communications specialist. He admits that when he started out as a cub high tech reporter, Netscape was still rocking the industry with a wondrous new user interface called a “browser.” During his 10 years with International Data Group (IDG), Marc wrote for NetworkWorld and Computerworld, both award-winning magazines. Marc specializes in cloud, enterprise apps, and figuring out the meaning of being human in an automated world.