I love living in the Tampa area for a lot of reasons, among them getting to regularly use one of the best airports in the US – Tampa International Airport (TIA). Unfortunately for the folks who run TIA, they had a spot of trouble that was reported earlier this month by the Tampa Tribune and others. Like a lot of places these days, TIA experienced an IT security breach. Unlike a lot of places—because it's an international airport—TIA has to do a lot of explaining.
Here is what we know from what has been reported -- and it reads like an information security “Don’t Do List.” TIA hired an individual (and apparently his wife) to work on an Oracle project. That person shared their VPN logins and (privileged) accounts and passwords with almost a dozen other people and some others working for a staffing firm, “who logged into the system dozens of times from places like Mumbai and Pradesh, India, United Arab Emirates and Kashmir, India.” Read more.