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Information Security Luminary Unveils One-Click Data Breach Discovery Service
New York, USA - May 26, 2011 - Lenny Zeltser, a luminous information security expert, unveiled a new service for discovering whether a company suffered a data breach. The service, available immediately at WasCompanyHacked.com, harnesses the power of cloud, crowdsourcing and social media to spot computer intrusions.
"With so many companies suffering data breaches, it's hard to keep up with who is the victim du jour," wrote Zeltser in a blog post announcing the service. "Now, the answer to this important question is only one click away." He later clarified, "The only service that can rival Was Company Hacked? in the breadth of coverage is Twitter Search, but it is too hard to use."
Indeed, with the press shying away from the coverage of information security incidents that involve high-profile victims, organizations can no longer simply read an article to discover that they have been breached. Instead, they have to turn to costly Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information Monitoring (SIM) tools to identify the signs of an intrusion.
The initial release of the Was Company Hacked? service was greeted with euphuistic enthusiasm. "Nice," chirped Dave Shackleford, a respected security geek with opinions. "Nice piece of work," lauded Brian Honan, a renowned information security consultant. "Groundbreaking!" chimed a person who preferred to remain anonymous and whose opinions do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.
Lenny Zeltser, the brains behind this innovative approach to data breach discovery, is known for other entrepreneurial endeavors in the world of InfoSec, including the world's first Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Merchandise Store and The Random "Information Security" Job Title Generator.