The recent breach of Home Chef, confirmed this week, after malicious actor Shiny Hunters sold eight million of its records on the dark web underscores the looming security challenge of managing employees who access business data from outside the confines of the secure network.

“With increased BYOD and remote work, acceptable usage policy enforcement is paramount to ensure delineation between work and personal apps, and information,” said Pulse Secure CISSP Scott Gordon. “The Home Chef breach shows how hackers create a domino effect that has severe security ramifications for both the individual and the enterprise” especially sense that database tapped contained email addresses, encrypted passwords, last four digits of credit cards, gender, age and subscription information. “It will be extremely easy to weaponize that data for future fraud,” he said.

Home Chef confirmed the breach after Shiny Hunters emerged as a serious dark web player following a spate of high-profile breaches, most recently claiming to have stolen data from Microsoft’s private GitHub repositories and threatening to release the code for free.

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