databases

Hacking

A Vigilante Is Warning Admins of Open Databases Before They Get Hacked

Maybe this is the hero we need right now.
Joseph Cox
1.24.17
News

Copycat Hackers Are Holding More Than 1,000 Databases for Ransom

Hackers have found yet another way to monetize the shitty security of internet users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.6.17
News

Someone Left The Data of 2.9 Million Louisiana Voters Online For No Reason

Another day, another database left online for no apparent reason.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.23.16
News

Whoops! Hotel Left Thousand of Customers' Credit Cards Online For All To See

The hotel left full credit card data, trip details, and much more in an unprotected database.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.16
Power

The ZeroDB Database Hides Your Data Even From Itself

Even the server it's stored on can't see what's stashed in a ZeroBD database.
Michael Byrne
2.28.16
security

How Databases with Personal Info Get Accidentally Left Open on the Public Web

After the MacKeeper leak, it turns out at least 34,000 databases suffer from similar problems.
Joseph Cox
12.15.15
Features

Microsoft Invented Google Earth in the 90s Then Totally Blew It

A long-forgotten Microsoft project from the late 1990s revolutionized how we saw the Earth and became the underpinning technology of Google Maps and Google Earth.
Jason Koebler
11.13.15
security

This Database Gathers the Resumes of 27,000 Intelligence Workers

Maybe don't list secret codewords in your public LinkedIn profile.
Joseph Cox
5.7.15
Motherboard Blog

If You've Ever Been Accused of Stealing, Your Name Is Probably in a Database That Will Keep You From Getting Hired Again

After being fed highly arbitrary inputs, the database just produces a binary: Employable? Yes/No.
Brian Merchant
4.3.13