By Marilia Wyatt
- In July, attackers in operation #leaktheanalyst disclosed data from Mandiant (FireEye) by compromising the social media accounts of a senior security analyst, The Hacker News reports.
- Both professional and personal data belonging to the analyst was posted on Pastebin as proof.
Having a healthy degree of paranoia is sensible in the cybersecurity space, specifically among security analysts who have access to troves of valuable company information and work to protect it. But, the attackers in #leaktheanalyst hack had an excellent point: sensible cyber hygiene is a must.
Here are four lessons that users could learn from security analysts and the steps they take to protect themselves from being breached, according to threat intelligence enterprize LookingGlass: