A few months ago on this blog we raised the basic points that you should think about when confronted with a cyber-attack. Unfortunately the general reaction of some companies is very different to this – here we present to you some of the worst reactions to a cyber-attack:
Not reacting as quickly as expected (TRICARE)
TRICARE Management Activity is the name of the company that in October 2011 managed the healthcare of millions of members of the United States Department of Defense and military personnel. When it found out that five million of its users had their information compromised, TRICARE waited two weeks before making it public, with the excuse that it “didn’t want to cause an alarm” among its customers.