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Title: Top 5 Software Glitches and Breaches of 2018


Top 5 Software Glitches and Breaches
of 2018
Top 5 Software Glitches and Breaches of
  • Industry reports estimate that over a billion
    people have been affected by Software failures
    and glitches occurring across various industries
    and domains. The 2018 Software Fail Watch report
    from Tricentis an analysis of the software
    failures, defects, and vulnerabilities covered by
    news organizations from around the globe
    investigated 606 failures that affected over 3.6
    billion people and caused 1.7 trillion in lost
    revenue. Interestingly, the report further states
    that Retail and consumer technology industries
    experienced the most software failures of any
    industry analyzed making the news an average of
    19 times per month.
  • We have put together top 5 software glitches and
    breaches in 2018 that kind of sum up the growing
    concerns around cyber threats and software
    failures that are expected to affect almost every
  • Google shutting down Google
  • In a recent development, Google announced its
    plans to shut down Google, a consumer version of
    its social network. This happened after they
    announced that data of almost 500,000 users was
    compromised due to a bug that was present for
    more than 2 years. At the same time, the company
    mentioned that there was no evidence of misuse of
    any kind of data or any scope for vulnerability.
    It has been reported that Google will be shutting
    down Google consumer version over the next 10
  • 2. Equifax data breakdown

Top 5 Software Glitches and Breaches of 2018
Equifax breakdown has been one of the most
prominent data breaches, where sensitive data of
millions of Americans got exposed. It included
passport details, drivers licence details, social
security number, and much more. This affected the
data of over 146 million consumers. The
disclosure was made by the Securities and
Exchange Commission and given to congressional
committees who were investigating the
breach. Incidents such as these prominently
estimate the growing significance of Digital
Assurance and Testing in the overall QA
scheme. 3. Facebooks Data Scandal Facebooks
data breach that was reported and disclosed in
March 2018 was powered by a political data firm
named Cambridge Analytica. The firm collected
personal information of about 50 million Facebook
users by using an app that was able to scrape
details of the users personalities, social
networks, and other engagements on the social
network. Since then Facebook has been facing
scrutiny via various data sourcing applications
such as Incidents such as these
lead to a serious dent on the brands reputation,
resulting in numerous interrogations and media
confrontations. Losing out on the brands
credibility is one of the scariest things that
any business can face. Hence, a lot of focus is
being diverted on not only ensuring performance,
but also on validating security of the platform.
Top 5 Software Glitches and Breaches of 2018

4. Sacramento Bee Records Breach As many as 19.5
million records were breached from the two
databases owned and operated by The Sacramento
Bee, a daily newspaper published in Sacramento,
California. These IT assets comprised the
California voter registration data that was
provided by Californias Secretary of State.
Apart from this it also included the stored
contact information of the subscriber base for
the newspaper. The attacker demanded a ransom for
releasing this data to the organization.
Ultimately, the daily deleted the database to
avoid any further risks and attacks. Ransomware
attacks have been one of the most prominent kind
of attacks on all segments of organizations in
the recent history. These risks are increasing,
reinforcing the need for robust security testing
and data safeguarding measures. Read Full Blog
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