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What Happens When a US Border Protection Contractor Gets Hacked?

The government wants all the data it can get from you at the border. But what happens when a hacker shows they can’t store it safely?
Motherboard Staff
2 days ago
Hacking

Here Are Images of Drivers Hacked From a U.S. Border Protection Contractor

A license plate scanning company was hacked, and now thousands of images of drivers are on the dark web.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
Hacking

The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale

Troy Hunt, the owner and founder of the site, announced that he’s actively looking for a buyer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
5 days ago
Hacking

US Customs Agency Says Traveler Photos Were Stolen By Hackers

Hackers stole traveler photos and license plate image, Customs and Border Patrol said.
Jason Koebler
6.10.19
CYBER

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.7.19
Hacking

Collector Finds Cellebrite iPhone Data Transfer Tool at Thrift Store, Promptly Installs ‘Doom’ on It

Add Cellebrite's UME Touch to the long list of devices that can run 'Doom.'
Matthew Gault
6.3.19
CYBER

Former Exploit Broker The Grugq Talks Election Interference and Disinformation

On CYBER, the South African infosec celebrity breaks down what we can expect to see in the lead up to 2020.
5.30.19
Hacking

Teens Hacked Their Teacher's Computer to Change Grades for Money

"It wasn't necessarily the most legal thing, but something to do that was sort of fun."
Anonymous
5.28.19
Hacking

Hackers Breach Company That Makes License Plate Readers for U.S. Government

The hacker known as "Boris Bullet-Dodger" has published what appears to be internal data belonging to Perceptics, which provides license plate reader technology for the Mexico border.
Joseph Cox
Caroline Haskins
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.24.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.
VICE Staff
5.22.19
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
5.21.19
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