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A Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Files Has Been Released
Someone has published the decryption key for the third layer of allegedly 9/11-linked documents from The Dark Overlord hacking group.
a day ago
When Spies Come Home
PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners
The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.
2 days ago
Scammers Are Filing Fake Trademarks to Steal High-Value Instagram Accounts
Scammers don't only hack Instagram accounts. Sometimes they just provide Instagram with some paperwork.
Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls
A Motherboard investigation has found that around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data.
Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years
Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking service to make tens of thousands of location requests.
How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones
In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts
Motherboard has identified a specific UK bank that has fallen victim to so-called SS7 attacks, and sources say the issue is wider than previously reported.
How Facebook Trains Content Moderators to Put Out ‘PR Fires’ During Elections
Internal Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard show specific steps and strategies taken by the company to fight content moderation issues that may spike during an election season.
15 Senators Call on FCC and FTC to Investigate How AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Sold Phone Locations to Bounty Hunters
After Motherboard’s article, a large group of senators wants two government departments to fully investigate the business dealings of telcos and their data sharing arrangements.
Data Broker That Sold Phone Locations Used by Bounty Hunters Lobbied FCC to Scrap User Consent
Zumigo, which sold the location data of American cell phone users, wanted the FCC to remove requirements around user consent.
Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back
Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.
Sprint to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation
After AT&T and T-Mobile said they would stop selling their customers’ phone location data to third parties, Sprint followed suit. A Motherboard investigation found all three telcos selling data that ultimately ended up in the hands of bounty hunters.
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