Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Wednesday, December 12

Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

  1. Microsoft breathes again after potential breach. Microsoft has recently paid out to an Indian bug-hunter, Sahad Nk, who uncovered the potential for a massive data breach that would have exposed potentially millions of Microsoft accounts.

  2. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada. A judge in Vancouver set bail at C$10m (£6m; $7.4m). She will be under surveillance 24 hours a day and must wear an electronic ankle tag.

  3. UK firms demand cybersecurity support from government. IT professionals in the UK have called for more support from the government in order to crack down on cybercrime, with 68% of businesses reporting that their companies have been attacked at least once in the past year.

  4. Google’s top searches of 2018 were for World Cup, Meghan Markle. In Google parlance, “top trending” means it had the highest spike in traffic over a certain period of time this year compared to last year.

  5. Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack. A Chinese intelligence-gathering effort was behind the massive Marriott hotels data breach that exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people, the New York Times reported Tuesday.