Twitter in Trouble

by Kristyan Mjolsnes
March 14, 2011 11:47AM

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a decision and finalized an ongoing settlement with Twitter.  The settlement, announce in June of last year, resolved allegations that the social-networking giant, deceived its users and put their privacy at risk by not properly guarding it.

As a result of a data breach, the finalized settlement bans Twitter from misleading its customers about the level of protection, security and confidentiality of non-public user information. The hackers, who breached Twitter a couple of times between January and May of 2009, were able to gain administrative control and access to sensitive information, such as non-public user information, private messages and the ability to send out phony messages from any account.

As a part of the settlement, Twitter must establish and maintain a comprehensive security solution which will be assessed every other year for 10 years. Plus, if Twitter violates the settlement, they could face up to $16,000 per incident from the FTC.

If an entity like Twitter can be breached – what is protecting your business? Contact us to establish your own comprehensive security solution and be protected today!

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