Data Leakage Could be Avoided

One of the leading property agency groups operated in greater China region for almost 50 years and also the Hong Kong stock exchange’s member. As of the year 2018, they have over 600 branches and employed around 800 employee. 

The company provides brokers buy-and-sell, rental transactions, mortgage brokerage services, and immigrant consultancy services in both residential and commercial sectors in Hong Kong, as well as in Mainland China.

At a Glance

Penetration testing

web applications

Personal information leakage

without authentication

What brings them to MXC

Due to company expansion, many new online services were provided from time to time. Several sub-systems for those services were developed and integrated into the main application. Those sub-systems were developed by different vendors. The internal team could not ensure a consistent security standard.

Challenges

  • Those applications had not been penetrated after development. The internal IT team had no domain knowledge in cyberattacks. The loss could not be managed if the attacks came.

Results

Maximus or MXC Cyber Security Services Team was appointed to conduct a thorough web penetration test for a brand new application of the company that was going to launch. One of the critical issues identified would lead to a potential leakage of personal identifiable information via a new known vulnerability. 

The company noticed about the urgency of the vulnerability and had applied an emergency fix before system launch. At the same time, the company was aware of the importance of cybersecurity, accepted Maximus’s advice of including penetration testing process and the concept of secure software development life cycle into their application development process as a long term solution.

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