When Spies Come Home
Hosting Provider Finally Takes Down Spyware Leak of Thousands of Photos and Phone Calls
After Motherboard reported that a consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data online, the company’s hosting provider took it down.
This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It
A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.
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.
How Pirated Versions of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Leaked Weeks Before Release
“As far as Switch games go this is the biggest ever,” one Switch piracy community member said.
State of Surveillance
Government Spyware Vendor Left Customer, Victim Data Online for Everyone to See
The Germany-based spyware startup Wolf Intelligence exposed its own data, including surveillance target’s information, passports scans of its founder and family, and recordings of meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A $5 Billion Cryptocurrency Has Enraged Cryptographers
Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.
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