27 Apr 2013

LivingSocial has been hacked

LivingSocial has been hacked – the lesson here is that large organisations are not immune to hackers and cyber attacks. Binary Limited understands that Living Social (a popular daily deals site part owned by Amazon) has a database of 70 million users and it appears that 50 million customers’ personal data was compromised during the attack including the theft of names, email addresses, birth dates and encrypted password information.

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25 Apr 2013

Can my company be hacked?

I’ve had a few clients ask me me this week what level of security we recommend and more specifically, “can my company be hacked?”. My answer is quite simple – you want to install the best system that your budget allows for because this is not an area that you can afford to scrimp on.

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16 Apr 2013

Cyber Terrorism Threat To New Zealand

Today’s media conference with John Key highlighted an extreme threat to New Zealand and New Zealanders – cyber terrorism and espionage. However, for every day Kiwis the threat is less abstract and more insidious than terrorist organisations attempting to obtain information about purported weapons of mass destruction.

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