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Leaked Equifax documents provided to US Senate reveal that they dumped all our drivers' licenses, too, but Equifax says it's OK, so…

A leaked set of disclosures made by Equifax to the US Senate have revealed that the breach of 145.5 million Americans’ sensitive financial data was even worse than suspected to date: in addition to data like full legal names, dates … Continue reading

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Thanks to "consent" buried deep in sales agreements, car manufacturers are tracking tens of millions of US cars

Millions of new cars sold in the US and Europe are “connected,” having some mechanism for exchanging data with their manufacturers after the cars are sold; these cars stream or batch-upload location data and other telemetry to their manufacturers, who … Continue reading

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Phishers steal San Diego school data going back to 2008

After an effective phishing assault that recorded over 50 accounts, hackers stole 500,000 records from the San Diego Unified School District, for personnel, existing trainees, and also previous trainees copulating back to 2008; consisting of SSNs, residence addresses and also … Continue reading

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Facebook gave third party developers access to 6.8 million users' private photos

Facebook has notified 6.8 million users that, due to a bug, the company allowed its third-party developers to access all the users’ photos, including those marked as private. Facebook says that the bug was active for two weeks in September, … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans say Equifax breach was "entirely preventable," blames "aggressive growth strategy" but reject measures to prevent future breaches

Equifax doxed 145 million Americans, dumping their most sensitive financial data into the world forever, with repercussions that will be felt for decades to come. A Congressional panel convened to evaluate the causes of the breach has published its majority … Continue reading

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Not just breaches: Never, ever use Quora

Long before Quora admitted to being breached and losing 100,000,000 million users’ account data, it had disqualified itself from being used, by dint of its impulse to hoard knowledge and the likelihood that its limping business model would cause it … Continue reading

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Facebook blames malicious browser plugins for leak of 81,000 users' private messages and offer of account data for 120,000,000 users

A user called FBSaler is offering personal data for Facebook users at $0.10 each, claiming to have account data from 120,000,000 users to offer; to prove that they have the goods, they’ve dumped the private messages sent by 81,000 Facebook … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific leaks 9.4 million travelers' passport numbers and other data

Cathay Pacific started investigating a potential breach in March; by May they’d learned of breaches to a system with 9.4 million travelers’ data on it, then for some reason they didn’t tell anyone about it, until now: “The following personal … Continue reading

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Facebook's spam filter blocked the most popular articles about its 50m user breach

When news broke yesterday that Facebook had suffered a breach affecting at least 50,000,000 stories, Facebook users (understandably) began to widely share links to articles about the breach. The articles were so widely and quickly shared that they triggered Facebook’s … Continue reading

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A detailed anatomy of the hack that compromised Facebook's 50 million user breach

Yesterday, at least 90,000,000 Facebook users were forced to log back into the service without any explanation; later, the company revealed that at least 50,000,000 of them had been hacked, but wouldn’t say how. In a detailed anatomy of the … Continue reading