Pwnie Awards 2017

2020 Nomination for Lamest Vendor Response

Giggle

Are you suffering from some medical condition? Are you a sex worker? Have you been a victim of abuse? Giggle has a social platform for you! It’s safe and secure of course, except all your personal data is exposed to the Internet, including those pictures that shouldn’t even exist. If you wonder how the situation can become even worse, just watch Sall Grover - Giggle’s CEO - as she demonstrates the textbook example of mishandling vulnerability reports: from denial, through mistaking a report to blackmailing, and threatening with legal action, to “Giggle takes security issues seriously”. As a novel contribution to the field, Grover also experimented with discrediting critics based on their gender.