Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

There is no evidence that the flaw was misused during the six days it was alive, said the tech giant. Google is closing down its social network Google+ for consumers sooner than planned following the discovery of a new security issue that exposed the data of 52.5 million users. Only two months ago, Google announced … More Google+ to shut earlier as new bug exposed data of 52.5 million users

German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

Ransomware and the enterprise: A new white paper

Ransomware remains a serious threat and this new white paper explains what enterprises need to know, and do, to reduce risk. Throughout 2018 criminals have continued to target large organizations with ransomware. Today we introduce a new white paper that explains why ransomware is still a serious threat to your organization – regardless of size … More Ransomware and the enterprise: A new white paper

Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data

The microblogging platform is assuring its users that has found no evidence that any data was actually stolen. Tumblr has fixed a vulnerability that it says could have exposed private user data, according to an announcement by the microblogging and social networking site. The information that could have been viewed by unauthorized parties includes email addresses, … More Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data

Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages

The flaw affected one of the platform’s APIs between May 2017 and September 10 of this year, when it was patched “within hours”. Twitter has fixed a bug that is believed to have shared Direct Messages (DMs) and protected Tweets of some users with developers who were not authorized to access that information. According to the … More Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages