Not to be left behind Aviva, USA says that at the core of their recent data breach was malware.
According to this article on BusinessInsurance.com, Aviva lost approximately 550 Social Security Numbers (SSNs) which isn't necessarily earth-shattering, but it is noteworthy that this continues the trend of Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Grocery Stores and many, many others who are blaming malware installed on their systems for their data breach problems. Check this quick Google out.
Isn't that like blaming the hand-grenade that was tossed into an open window for the damage? Wouldn't you blame the person who left the window open, then move on to the open window... and then move to the incendiary device? They have to realize that the malware which they're blaming their troubles on was inserted into their systems by some human being which circumvented their security measures? Right?