identity theft

Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
Health

Things a Criminal Could Do With 9 Million Hacked Health Care Records

A hacker is advertising 9 million records supposedly hacked from a health care insurance database. But what could they actually be used for?
Joseph Cox
6.28.16
healthcare

Hacker Advertises Slew of Alleged Healthcare Organization Records

"Thedarkoverlord" claims to have already sold $100,000 worth.
Joseph Cox
6.26.16
short circuit

This New Tool From the FTC Can Help Identity Theft Victims Fight Back

Consumers now have have a single, easy-to-use online tool to compile the necessary paperwork to reverse the effects of identity theft.
Nicholas Deleon
1.28.16
short circuit

So You Got Hacked in the T-Mobile/Experian Breach: Here's What to Do

I should know, I've been there.
Nicholas Deleon
10.2.15
Terraform

Next Draft of the Future

The managing editor of the internet sent us a newsletter from 2020.
Dave Pell
7.27.15
Television

John Oliver Gets Password Advice from Edward Snowden

Our passwords suck, but they don't have to.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.9.15
crime

What Do You Do With a Stolen ID? Buy MacBooks, Apparently

Real creative, thieves. You could have had a jetski!
Kaleigh Rogers
2.5.15
security

When Selling Stolen Identities on The Dark Net, Customer Service Is Key

A survey found the dark net hacker markets are starting to look more and more like the e-commerce markets that exist everywhere else online.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.16.14
Motherboard Blog

It's Surprisingly Cheap to Buy Stolen Bank Details

Security researchers investigated how much various stolen credentials and hacker services cost on the underground market.
Max Cherney
12.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Would Bitcoin Have Prevented the Biggest Credit Card Theft in History?

Target just had 40 million credit cards jacked. Would a cryptocurrency have made the difference?
ALEC LIU
12.22.13
Motherboard Blog

Running a Revenge Porn Site Can Get You Arrested, But Not Because of Revenge Porn Laws

The alleged operator of ugotposted.com has been charged with conspiracy, identity theft, and extortion.
Victoria Turk
12.11.13