On an all too frequent basis, we hear about another organization that has experienced a data breach. Target, Sony, Anthem and T-Mobile are just a handful of recent examples.

Last week, the American Bankers Association (ABA), announced that it is participating in the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The same day, the ABA also revealed that it experienced a data breach affecting as many as 6400 of its members. This number pales in comparison to many larger data breaches like those experienced by Target and Anthem. Yet, concerns have been raised that the unknown hackers targeted the ABA in order to obtain specific information about the group’s financial service provider members. Historically, banks and other financial institutions are among the top targeted industries.

Learn about National Cyber Security Awareness Month here. An article with more information about the ABA data breach is available here. Contact us at Ossian Law P.C. regarding any information technology law question.