A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. Many I’ve spoken to on a scary headline involving a breach at anything to do with PayPal, were in the end relived that it wasn’t in fact PayPal. But just think what if it had? Let’s hope we never see it as that would make most other breaches look meaningless.
Having connections with the education sector outside of work, I’ll tell you what, I’m not surprised if this kind of thing is more common – albeit on a smaller scale I hope! Many schools don’t have people qualified to understand the implications this would have. It’s similar in some ways to mobile phone companies offering cash for installation of cell towers. Many welcome additional funds so its often seen as a good thing if not quite understood:
- July Systems data leak: Massive trove of sensitive information exposed online via unsecured database India Ashok reports
- Morrison’s data leak could see thousands of workers given payout Jan Colley, Simon Smith, and Gareth Bartlett report
- Bittrex ‘Leaks’ User Passports In Support Emails, Says Russian Telegram Channel William Suberg reports
- Man who tried to free friend by hacking into prison system, gets caught, and yeah. now he’s likely to join his friend inside Iain Thomson reports
- 6 Personality Profiles of White-Hat Hackers From making the Internet safer to promoting their security careers, bug bounty hunters have a broad range of motivators for hacking most just like the challenge.