Pictured: a building at Microsoft Corporation headquarters in Redmond, Washington. (Coolcaesar/CC BY-SA 4.0via Wikimedia Commons) Microsoft Teams is prone to the same phishing hazards, impersonation scams and privacy violations as email is, yet many users naïvely treat this and other workplace communications platforms with inherent trust. As a result, they often
Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber Advanced Technologies Group, just a week after announcing plans to acquire the self-driving subsidiary, according to a source familiar with the post-merger integration plans. Uber ATG Toronto, which employs about 50 people where
Originally, Living Security designed physical escape rooms, actually shipping suitcases of props to clients and even flying in hosts to train companies’ security program leaders how to run exercises across their organizations. But like so many other organizations, Living Security was forced to pivot after COVID-19 forced lockdowns last March.
The attackers that hacked Twitter in July pretended to call from Twitter’s IT department about a VPN issue, then persuaded employees to enter their credentials into a website that looked identical to the real VPN login site. The claims by the hackers were credible – and successful – because Twitter’s employees
Shopify’s Toronto office. (Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine) A data breach at Shopify perpetrated by two “rogue employees” who worked on the e-commerce platform’s support team illustrates how certain roles within an organization may require more stringent monitoring. Based on Shopify’s online support page, the “support team” appears to refer
A recent study out of the U.K. suggests that organizations, fueled in part by security challenges during the pandemic, are beginning to impose harsher consequences on employees who breach security policy. Nearly 40 percent of respondents said they had dismissed employees for such transgressions, according to the report from Centrify. While security
In one of the first substantive moments at Wednesday’s major tech hearing, Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram came under fire, unearthing a few new revelations about the company’s internal thinking at the time. Alluding to new documents provided to the committee as part of its ongoing year-long antitrust investigation, House
A hacker reportedly used both bribery and social engineering to gain unauthorized access to a customer support system operated by the popular video game Roblox — illustrating why companies must be on the lookout for employees who fit the mold of an insider threat. The unnamed hacker told Motherboard that they