Leak

When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

Consumer spyware company Family Orbit confirmed that it left its cloud storage servers vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.18
Internet Insecurity

Teen Allegedly Hacked Into Apple’s Network, Got Caught With ‘Hacky Hack Hack’ Folder

Australian police tracked down the teen after Apple detected the intrusion and alerted the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.18
WHOOPSY

Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted to GitHub

Snap confirmed to Motherboard that an iOS update recently exposed some of the company’s source code.
Joseph Cox
8.7.18
WikiLeaks

Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters

Emma Best, a freedom of information activist, has published a large cache of Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and some of its most fervent supporters, including ones showing antisemitic sentiment from Wikileaks.
Joseph Cox
7.30.18
Vault 7

Feds Raid Apartment of Suspected CIA Leaker, Find 10,000 Images of Child Porn

Former CIA and NSA agent Joshua Schulte is being prosecuted on child porn-related charges, but not on charges related to allegedly leaking the "Vault 7" hacking tools to Wikileaks.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18
ruh roh

Walmart Says 'Glitch' Caused Apparent E3-Spoiling Leak, Titles Are 'Speculative'

Walmart Canada's apparent leak included Rage 2, Splinter Cell, Borderlands 3, and more.
Jordan Pearson
5.10.18
PRIME BEEF

A $5 Billion Cryptocurrency Has Enraged Cryptographers

Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.
Daniel Oberhaus & Jordan Pearson
3.2.18
iPhone

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code

This is how a small group of friends lost control of the leaked iBoot source code. The story behind one of Apple's most embarrassing leaks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.18
Fossil Fuels

TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline Leaked 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

It comes just days before an effort to halt the Keystone XL expansion.
Jason Koebler
11.16.17
Another Day Another Hack

Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons of User Information

Hackers have stolen 2.2 million email addresses and 287,000 cellphone numbers from Wishbone users, many of whom are young women under the age of 18.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.15.17
The internet of hackable things

Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

A company that sells “smart” teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials—and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.27.17
Opinion

Wikileaks Is Bad, Anonymous Intelligence Officials Are Worse

Astroturfing is bad, period.
Jordan Pearson
1.6.17