US charges 4 Chinese spies with hacking Equifax

• The Equifax breach was disclosed in 2017, exposed financial records of 150M Americans • FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich: "This is the largest theft of sensitive PII by state-sponsored hackers ever recorded."

In this email scam, Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists

Reuters today published a report about an email hacking operation targeting journalists and their connected sources, and the scam appears to be associated with Iran.

United Nations was hacked in July 2019 and kept it quiet, despite its own staff being at risk

“If there are no consequences for the [UN] agencies for failures like these … there will be more breaches.”

China: Unsecured facial recognition database leaks, thousands of kids from 20 schools, half are majority Tibetan areas

An unsecured facial recognition database that contained info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half of which are located in historically ethnic Tibetan areas, has been found online.

Judge says Facebook users entitled to better security but not $ damages

In a decision released late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled that up to 29 million Facebook users whose personal info was stolen in a September 2018 data breach are not entitled to sue Facebook as a group for damages — but the users may be entitled to demand better personal data security at Facebook.

DoorDash data breach: 4.9 million customers, workers, and merchants' info stolen

Another data security disaster for 'food delivery on demand' startup DoorDash, and it's not their first. The company confirms a data breach, and says sensitive information belonging to 4.9 million individual customers, delivery workers, and merchants — all stolen by hackers.

This is an interesting way to peel garlic

As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!? pic.twitter.com/14GGJDQhRj — ????????? ✣ ???? ? (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019 If you've got a lot of garlic to peel, Twitter user @VPestilenZ shows how to release the cloves from both the bulb and its protective sheath quickly […]

Was that huge 2017 Equifax data breach part of a nation-state spy scheme?

That massive Equifax data breach on September 7, 2017, shocked everyone, but a year and a half later, where the data of all those 143 million Equifax users ended up is still a mystery.

Marriott-Starwood data breach: 500 million guests may be affected, hackers active since 2014

How bad is the Marriott/Starwood breach disclosed today? "Unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014 … For approximately 327M of these guests, the info includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number." Marriott says information from as many as 500 million people has been compromised, and credit card numbers […]

Slack running on a Nintendo SNES

In the mid-1990s, Nintendo released Satellaview, a satellite modem for Nintendo's Super Famicom (SNES) only available in Japan. Just for kicks, Bertrand Fan hacked an SNES and Satellaview to run Slack. Bertrand has an intimate knowledge of Slack because he's one of the engineers building that platform. From Bert: If you can beam satellite signals […]

TicketMaster UK: 'malicious software' may have allowed thieves to steal customer data

Ticketmaster UK today admitted that an unknown number of customers' data may have been stolen in a malware attack.

MyHeritage leaks data of 92 million who use the genealogy and family tree website

A security breach affected the MyHeritage website, and leaked the personal information of over 92 million users, the Israeli company said Tuesday.

Did Equifax execs sell stock before data breach news broke because they knew? U.S. Senators want to know

Two influential members of the U.S. Senate today demanded answers from Equifax on the recent massive data breach that affected 143 million Americans.

Turn an original Mac mouse into a wireless one

YouTuber kipkay repurposed a vintage 30-year-old Mac mouse in this how-to video. Turns out there are lots of little items inside that can be salvaged for other projects, too.

Hackers begin to release Ashely Madison users' personal data

Hackers seeking to bring down undercover dating website Ashely Madison have released personal data for two of its anonymous, affair-seeking users.

How to jump start a car with AA batteries

"Your car battery is dead and you like a boost to jump start? Maybe you can use AA batteries to crank the engine…"