Tag: World Economic Forum

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...