cybersecurity

SURVEILLANCE

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.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
4 hours ago
Hacking

Google Made a Quiz to See if You Can Identify Phishing Emails

Alphabet’s Jigsaw has a new quiz to test your ability to distinguish phishing emails from regular, benevolent ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
Hacking

The ‘Biggest EVER’ Collection of Hacked Passwords Is Not That Bad

Someone put together a massive list of 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. But there’s really no reason to panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.19
Instagram

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.
Joseph Cox
1.17.19
Hacking

Bugs on Epic Games Site Allowed Hackers to Login to Any ‘Fortnite’ Player’s Account

A security firm found that hackers could have logged into the accounts of any Fortnite player, potentially stealing their credit card information, or listening in on their conversations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.19
SURVEILLANCE

Google Demanded That T-Mobile, Sprint Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data

Google’s phone, text, and data service relies on infrastructure provided by T-Mobile and Sprint. A Motherboard investigation found both telcos selling customers’ location data that ultimately ended up in the hands of bounty hunters.
Joseph Cox
1.11.19
SURVEILLANCE

AT&T to Stop Selling Location Data to Third Parties After Motherboard Investigation

After Motherboard found that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are selling their customers' phone location data ultimately to bounty hunters, AT&T has decided to stop service for all location aggregators, an essential part of the data supply chain.
Joseph Cox
1.10.19
SURVEILLANCE

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox
1.9.19
SIM Hijacking

SIM Swapping Victims Who Lost Millions Are Pressuring Telcos to Protect Their Customers

A small group of victims of SIM swapping hacks is trying to raise awareness, teach people about the scam, and put pressure on cell phone providers to step up their efforts against cybercriminals.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.19
SURVEILLANCE

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.
Joseph Cox
1.8.19
Hacking

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
Hacks And Leaks

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.4.19
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