Tag: Davos

World Economic Forum website closes after email address leak

Cyber Security
Security research firm finds vulnerabilities in the website of the WEF, which organises the annual conference in Davos A security flaw on its website led to the World Economic Forum at Davos leaking attendee's email addresses for at least five days in mid-January. Embarrassingly for the organisation, even while their insecure website was exposing attendees' information, the World Economic Forum released a report arguing that a failure to deliver "a robust, co-ordinated approach to cybersecurity" could cost the world up to $3 trillion. The security flaws were revealed by information-security firm High-Tech Bridge, which discovered three major vulnerabilities on the WEF website, as well as one lesser vulnerability that leaked the emails of users. The major vulnerabilities were all of a t...