Monday, January 30, 2023

Lily Hay Newman

T-Mobile's 2023 Data Breach Shows Its $150 Million Security Investment Isn't Cutting It

Yesterday, mobile giant T-Mobile said that it suffered a data breach beginning on November 26 that impacts 37 million current customers on both prepaid and postpay accounts. The company said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing that...

Welcome to the Era of Internet Blackouts

The Iranian government’s latest attempts in recent months to stifle protests through internet blackouts, digital curfews, and content blocking have presented a particularly extreme example of how far regimes can go in restricting digital access. But a new report...

Russian Ransomware Gang Attack Destabilizes UK Royal Mail

A WIRED investigation this week found that the app SweepWizard, which some US law enforcement agencies use to coordinate raids, was publicly exposing sensitive data about hundreds of police operations until WIRED disclosed the flaw. The exposed data included...

A Siemens S7-1500 Logic Controller Flaw Raises the Specter of Stuxnet

“This separate crypto core is a very rudimentary chip. It’s not like a big processor, so it doesn’t really know who it’s talking to or what’s going on in the broader context,” Red Balloon’s Skipper says. “So if you...

Twitter Data Leak: What the Exposure of 200 Million User Emails Means for You

After reports at the end of 2022 that hackers were selling data stolen from 400 million Twitter users, researchers now say that a widely circulated trove of email addresses linked to about 200 million users is likely a refined...

What Is a Pig Butchering Scam?

Digital swindles like business email compromises and romance scams generate billions of dollars for criminals. And they all start with a little bit of “social engineering” to trick a victim into doing something disadvantageous, whether that's trusting someone they...

The Password Isn’t Dead Yet. You Need a Hardware Key

In August,  the internet infrastructure company Cloudflare was one of hundreds of targets in a massive criminal phishing spree that succeeded in breaching numerous tech companies. While some Cloudflare employees were tricked by the phishing messages, the attackers couldn't...

The Worst Hacks of 2022

With the pandemic evolving into an amorphous new phase and political polarization on the rise around the world, 2022 was an uneasy and often perplexing year in digital security. And while hackers frequently leaned on old chestnuts like phishing...

LastPass Data Breach: It's Time to Ditch This Password Manager

This means that LastPass users should go through their vaults and take extra steps to protect themselves—including changing all of their passwords. Start by turning on two-factor authentication for as many of your accounts as possible, particularly high-value accounts like...

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The Reytons Score First U.K. No. 1 With ‘What’s Rock And Roll?’

The Reytons finally rock on to No. 1 in the U.K. with What’s Rock And Roll? (via The Reytons), their third LP. The...

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ Stays at No. 1 In U.K.

Miley Cyrus now has a bunch of U.K. No. 1s with “Flowers”. The post-disco hit blooms with upwards of 121,000 chart units, the...

China Box Office Hits $1 Billion Over Lunar New Year, as Zhang Yimou’s ‘Full River Red’ Earns $465 Million in Eight Days

Cinema box office in mainland China came close to record levels over the Lunar New Year period with RMB6.76 billion of gross revenue...

Lisa Loring, Wednesday in Original ‘Addams Family’ Series, Dies at 64

Lisa Loring, who played the young Wednesday Addams on “The Addams Family” from 1964 to 1966 and also appeared in “As the World...