The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese hackers have hacked the US Chamber of Commerce.
Forbes reports (from the NY Times) that global security threat consulting firm Stratfor’s wed site was also hacked.
What’s scary about these hacks is that these web sites are run by organizations with the budget and the resources to have a stronger web site – definitely more secure than your web site. So if they (and others) are hacked – what hope do you have.
ONE thing you can surely do is to ensure you encrypt your credit card and other information. Companies like ProPay offer solutions so that when you process personal information you don’t have to store it – it’s stored on their secure servers and all you process is a secure token, not the actual information.
I’m not a security expert and neither are you, so it’s critical to work with a company (or individual expert) you trust to secure your web site and ensure it is as hardened as possible.
It is impossible to have a full proof secure web site, but it is possible to make the web site so secure that hackers would want to move on.
You can also turn to companies such as Verisign who can scan your web site for vulnerabilities and threats.