data breach

Cybersecurty

Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users’ Passwords Exposed Online

Due a to a misconfigured server, a researcher found a constant stream of Elsevier users’ passwords.
Joseph Cox
2 hours 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
security

Hacker Talks to Arizona Man Directly Through His IoT Security Camera

The man identified himself as a “white hat hacker” and part of the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive.”
Kaleigh Rogers
12.17.18
data breach

Experian Exposes Apparent Customer Data in Training Manuals

On Tuesday, Motherboard contacted Experian after a researcher found apparent customer data in an exposed training manual. Then the manuals went offline.
Joseph Cox
12.11.18
Another Day Another Hack

Quora Announces Data Breach of 100 Million Users

The data includes email addresses and hashed passwords, as well as already public information.
Joseph Cox
12.4.18
dark web

Dunkin’ Donuts Loyalty Points Accounts Are Dirt Cheap on the Dark Web

This week Dunkin’ Donuts announced hackers had broken into customers’ loyalty accounts. So what happens to them once hackers have a wad of loyalty points?
Joseph Cox
11.30.18
Another Day Another Hack

Marriott Hotels Announces Data Breach of 500 Million Customers

The data stolen from the company's Starwood properties includes passport numbers, and for some customers, potentially compromised payment card information.
Joseph Cox
11.30.18
Business

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.
Erik Sherman
11.15.18
spyware

‘Stalkerware’ Website Let Anyone Intercept Texts of Tens of Thousands of People

A hacker exposes the awful security of two companies that sell spyware for consumers. By simply viewing the HTML of a particular website, anyone could log in and rummage through Facebook messages, texts, and phone call data.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.31.18
schools

'Remini' App Used by Schools Left Personal Info Open to the World

The API exposed the profile photos of children, as well as email addresses, phone numbers, and milestones parents and educators use the app to preserve.
Joseph Cox
10.29.18
Trump

The ‘Donald Daters’ Trump Dating App Exposed Its Users’ Data

On Monday, Donald Dating received a wave of media coverage from outlets such as Fox News. It didn’t take long for a security researcher to find the app’s exposed database.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
10.15.18
Internet Insecurity

Feds Charge a Russian With Hack of 80 Million JP Morgan Customers

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of a Russian citizen. He is the fifth man to be charged for targeting several US financial institutions between 2012 and 2015.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
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