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Data breach at The Racing Post

Mon, 25/11/2013 - 09:56
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The Racing Post has confirmed a “sophisticated, sustained and aggressive” attack took place over the weekend that resulted in a database containing customer details being hacked. It cannot yet be confirmed how many customers are affected, though the number is suspected to be tens of thousands. The Racing Post has assured customers that all password details were stored in an encrypted format, but incase hackers can break the encryption, customers are urged to change  their passwords across all websites where they may have used the same or similar password. The Racing Post guarantees users that no financial information has been compromised and promise to adopt new measures to prevent this occurring again.

As criminals become more inventive in their quest to appropriate data it becomes increasingly important to ensure that you are doing all you can to protect personal information. Many companies claim they encrypt passwords however they often are actually using hashing techniques or their encryption levels are not to industry standards. If such is the case at The Racing Post, it will be simple enough for the hackers to recover the passwords. When storing data with Redstor, data is encrypted at your site, prior to transit, and only you have access to the encryption key. This means no one, not even us, can access your data. We store data in 2 geographically separate UK locations and once the data is on our platform it remains encrypted at all times.

Redstor is 100% privately UK owned and based, and can guarantee your customer’s data privacy will not be breached. Security and data protection are at the forefront of Redstor’s offerings and we promise full compliance with the Data Protection Act. Redstor’s range of secure, encrypted services for the public and private sectors ensure that the burden of maintaining compliance with the Data Protection Act is made easier and can be achieved more cost-effectively.

Redstor’s range of secure and encrypted cloud services are already protecting the data of over 10,000 organisations across the UK. Redstor’s Online Backup service ensures data is safely backed up offsite in an encrypted format. Our cloud sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files securely online from any device with an Internet connection and our CentraStage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for effective endpoint management. Our Virtual Disaster Recovery service guarantees to have your systems up and running within minutes following a disaster. To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected].

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