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IDG Contributor Network: Cloud blurs personal and corporate identities

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    When hackers posted online contact lists and other documents stolen from the AOL account of CIA Director John Brennan, they not only exposed a security breach with national security implications but they also shined a light on a glaring security hole created by the cloud -- personal identities are placing corporate assets at risk.

    To carry out the hack, the attackers manipulated AOL to do the password reset on Brennan’s account. In the process, they captured most of his personal information, including name, address, phone number, Social Security number and more. With this data, they can create legitimate looking phishing emails or social engineering attacks aimed at corporate assets.

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