Last week hackers compromised the photo processing service behind Costco, Sam’s Club, CVS, and other photo sites, shutting them down until early August. Fortunately, I do not have an urgent need for photo prints before then.
This ability to shut down a major component of multiple companies highlights how vulnerable we have become to malicious online actions as well as the need to protect our files. I use Costco and have many photos stored on their site, but I also backup my photos; consequently, I am not too worried, and if I really need prints there is always the home inkjet printer.
For more on this incident see Costco and Sam’s Club Shut Down Photo Sites After Hackers Break In.