data breach

Hacking

AT&T Homepage Mistakenly Warns Users of a Non-Existent Data Breach

The boilerplate FAQ is an interesting peek behind the curtain at how companies prepare for data breaches, and at how they pre-plan their apologies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
Another Day Another Hack

Hackers Steal and Ransom Financial Data Related to Some of the World’s Largest Companies

The data was stolen from Citycomp, which provides internet infrastructure for dozens of companies including Oracle, Airbus, Toshiba, and Volkswagen.
Joseph Cox
4.30.19
microsoft

Microsoft Outlook Email Breach Targeted Cryptocurrency Users

Earlier this month, Motherboard revealed that contents of Microsoft's email services were compromised. Multiple victims now say that hackers stole their cryptocurrency.
Joseph Cox
4.29.19
Hacking

Hackers Breached a Programming Tool Used By Big Tech and Stole Private Keys and Tokens

Docker Hub lost keys and tokens for around 190,000 accounts, which could have downstream effects if hackers used them to access source code at big companies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.27.19
tech

Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps

“I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world,” the hacker said.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.19
Another Day Another Hack

Third Parties Left 540 Million Facebook Records on the Public Internet

The exposures didn’t come from Facebook itself, but do show how data generated by one company can end up exposed thanks to another service.
Joseph Cox
4.3.19
cybersecurity

Facebook Mistakenly Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of User Passwords as Plaintext

The social network confirmed a massive mistake that exposed millions of passwords. But, the company said, no passwords were exposed to people outside of Facebook.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.21.19
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
3.18.19
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
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