Google’s Project Zero disclosed a major Grammarly security bug that exposed everything you write

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: if you’re a regular Grammarly user, your writing history may have been compromised recently due to a major software ROOT CAUSE: The bug … exposed Grammarly’s authorization tokens to “all websites,” allowing them to login to a user’s account to view their full writing history. […]

Marijuana growers say computer glitch with the state could put them out of business

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Some marijuana growers say they’re unable to sell their products to retailers ROOT CAUSE: the state’s new computer system is having problems communicating with the retail stores Each product has a traceability number which make it trackable all the way back to the grower and the […]

Computer glitch holds up payments to 11000 disabled student veterans

2018 02 03 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Monthly stipends for 11,000 disabled student veterans are delayed this month, potentially causing the former troops to be late paying rent, food and other pressing bills. ROOT CAUSE: a computer glitch COMPANY RESPONSE: The glitch “has been”fixed and it won’t occur again the future” “We apologize […]

NonPetya ransomware forced Maersk to reinstall 4000 servers, 45000 PCs | ZDNet

2018 01 27 – Click to read full article ROOT CAUSE: a devastating ransomware attack which struck businesses across Europe in 2017 IMPACT: required close to a “complete infrastructure” overhaul and the reinstallation of thousands of machines COMPANY RESPONSE: In total, Maersk reinstalled 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs, and 2,500 applications in what the chairman called a […]