5 Companies That Dropped the Ball This Week


After a slew of phishing attacks at Oxford University, the school's IT department temporarily blocked all access to Google Docs in an effort to stop the attacks. The OxCERT team, which handles the university's network security, took the unusual step after criticizing the search engine giant's anti-phishing security measures. But because of the massive disruptions caused by cutting off Google, OxCERT was forced to reverse its decision and restore all access to Google services. Still, Oxford wasn't pleased with "Google's persistent failures" to prevent phishing scams and other cyberthreats.