EBay dominated the headlines last week but for reasons it definitely would not have hoped for, after a huge breach of its systems left millions of users needing to reset their passwords.
However, the firm hardly covered itself in glory in the way it handled the fallout, as it took an age to alert users via email to the breach and made it far harder than it should have been to change passwords. V3 readers, like many, were not impressed.
Sticking with the security arena, Microsoft also came in for criticism after it came to light that it had still not patched a zero-day exploit more than 180 days after it first learned of the flaw. It has since promised that a fix is on the way.
Microsoft was also busy last week unveiling its latest tablet, the Surface Pro 3, which earned it a lot of attention from V3 readers.
Finally, in one of the more quirky announcements to grace the pages of V3, US cloud giant Salesforce revealed it is to rebrand the Heron Tower in London as the Salesforce Tower as it aims to boost its presence in the UK.
EBay slammed for password blundering after giant breach
Auction site attacked over its response to breach
Microsoft ignores critical Internet Explorer zero-day bug, leaving users open to attack
Software giant accused of dragging its feet over flaw
US public utility compromised by brute-force cyber attack
Attackers smash through authentication system
Intel preparing to launch silicon photonics to boost data centre bandwidth
Promises bandwidth boost for data centres and servers
Heron Tower becomes Salesforce Tower as cloud giant looks to raise its profile in UK
SaaS giant looms large on London skyline
EBay tells users to change passwords after cyber attack breaches database
Users find advice easier said than done
Law agencies smash Blackshade ransomware gang in worldwide action
17 gang members arrested in UK alone
Cisco chief Chambers warns Obama of economic disaster if NSA snooping continues
Spying is hitting US tech giants in the pocket
Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3 to take on Apple Macbook and iPad
Redmond has high hopes for its latest hybrid device
Intel: Internet of Things will drive business transformation
Things will never be the same again
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23