ThreatList: Dead Web Apps Haunt 70 Percent of FT 500 Firms


Abandoned web applications used by FT 500 Global Companies have exploitable flaws and weaknesses.


A study of abandoned websites owned by leading global corporations hammers home the point that old web applications need to be properly mitigated or retired. Otherwise, these resources often haunt a firm long after they have been forgotten.

Researchers at High-Tech Bridge used the Financial Times 500 list of leading companies and unearthed a number of concerns when it comes to forgotten web applications.

“Abandoned, shadow and legacy applications undermine cybersecurity and compliance of the largest global companies, despite growing security spending,” according to the aptly named research report, “Abandoned Web Applications: Achilles’ Heel of FT 500 Companies.

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