NHS cyber attack shows perils of not holding our own personal data

The global cyber attack that hit huge corporations worldwide and paralysed much of the UK's National Health Service showed one thing above all - how easily centralised siloes of data can be rendered obselete. The Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack, which is believed to have affected more than 200,000 systems in over 100 countries, making it … Continue reading NHS cyber attack shows perils of not holding our own personal data

Researcher Nets $12.5k Reward For Discovering Facebook Photo Deletion Bug

This week a white hat hacker collected a reward from Facebook's bug bounty program - and a tidy $12,500 it was too - for discovering a bug that would let hackers delete any photo from Facebook. The mechanics of this bug involved changing a few parameters in a URL related to Facebook's support dashboard, and reporting … Continue reading Researcher Nets $12.5k Reward For Discovering Facebook Photo Deletion Bug