At Macworld, Lex Friedman looks at recent reports of hacked iTunes accounts, where hundreds of users say gift card credit was wiped out by purchases made without their permission. Apple is issuing refunds, but is otherwise mostly silent on the matter.
This is a mystery story, but it’s not a great one. A great mystery generally involves a detective who gathers the evidence, performs an investigation, and finally issues the spectacular reveal: the motive, the guilty party, and—if all goes well—the punishment. In the mystery of the Towson Hack, unfortunately, we’ve got a crime, evidence, and a motive, but no justice, and no real resolution. Consider yourself warned.
Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website’s CEO.
Ashley Madison is a social network for people who want to cheat on their spouses. It’s been hacked and “large caches of user data posted online,” reports Krebs on Security. The privacy of some 37 million account-holders is at stake, though the bulk of the dataset is apparently being withheld and its contents remain uncharted […]
The BBC reports that after two “hackers” spotted security holes in its website, United rewarded them with a million miles each. One security expert said the scheme was a big step forward for online security. “Schemes like this reward hackers for finding and disclosing problems in the right way. That makes the internet safer for […]
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