Poorly written code exposing businesses online

Old and sloppily written code is exposing businesses to hackers, new research has warned, with the financial sector at the highest risk. After reviewing more than 278 million lines of code in 1,388 applications worldwide, researchers have found 1.3 million weaknesses which could allow hackers to take advantage of corporate systems. Research by software company

Hacker attempting to phish netflix customers

A hacker purporting to be Netflix is attempting to steal information from the subscription service’s more than 100 million customers via an email scam. Netflix subscribers have reported receiving emails that claim their membership must be re-validated and sensitive information should be provided in order to do so. According to USA Today, the email instructs subscribers

25% of employees intentionally leak confidential company data

One in four UK employees have intentionally leaked confidential business information to individuals outside their organisations, surprising new research has revealed. In a survey of 2,000 UK workers, data privacy and risk management company Egress Software Technologies suggested that employees who leaked information were most likely to share data with competitors, or new or former

Crunchyroll website hacked and malware affected some users

Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll.com just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for a few hours on November 4th after hackers planted a fake home page that pushed a malicious “CrunchyViewer” malware to visitors. If Windows users were trusting enough to launch the file, it installed a mysterious background process