As systems grow more complex, and we layer newer fixes on top of older ones, the maze which our systems become grows harder to monitor. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash
Last Friday cyberterrorists hacked into the systems of The Corcoran Group. These criminals sent confidential financial information regarding the company’s operations to every agent in the firm. Since we are a commission-based business, with agents rewarded at different split levels depending on their production history, this information has the potential to be internally explosive. These emails came ostensibly from the computer of one of Corcoran’s senior executives, whose account had also clearly been invaded. This occurrence, purely malevolent with no immediate possibility for financial benefit to those responsible, sent shock waves through our community.