THE GROWING THREAT OF CYBER SECURITY BREACHES

THE GROWING THREAT OF CYBER SECURITY BREACHES

In a recent complaint, the FTC alleged that Residual Pumpkin Entity, LLC, (formerly doing business as CafePress) and PlanetArt, LLC, failed to take proper security measures to protect consumer’s data. FTC Complaint, File No. 1923209, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/CafePressComplaint_0.pdf. TThe FTC alleged that Residual Pumpkin and PlanetArt stored social security numbers and security answers in clear readable text and created unnecessary risks to personal information by storing it indefinitely on its network without a business need. In February of 2019, hackers exploited security weaknesses and obtained passwords, security questions and social security numbers, among other items of personal information. The FTC further alleged in the complaint that appropriate steps were not taken to secure access to consumer accounts following security breach incidents. Read More