A leak of information and data, so unprecedented in its size that it dwarves every other major leak in recent times, put together, recently came to light in what is being called as the Panama Papers.
The biggest ever leak of secret information saw an anonymous source help the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), a German publication acquire some 2.6 terabytes of secretive data from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The law firm is fundamentally a production line, churning out anonymous registered companies which it then sells to individuals and companies around the world. Mossack Fonseca is the fourth-biggest offshore law firm in the world.
The 2.6 TB data trove [...]
If you thought the year for data breaches was over, guess again: the biggest US data breach of the year is now revealed as the voting records for every registered voter are available online.
Whitehat hacker Chris Vickery gained 300GB of voter data, including names, home addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, party affiliations, and details about voting history. After having trouble contacting the party responsible for the breach, he went public with his findings. There are 191 million American citizens registered to vote, and, while the leaked info does not contain financial data or social security numbers, it dates back to 2000.
To confirm the data, Vickery not only [...]
Here are the top 10 tech fails from this past year. From Mt. Gox to the Icloud nude photo leaks and the more recent Sony hacks, there have been several serious tech fails in 2014: here are the highlights in no particular order.
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Nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlet Johansson, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton and more than 100 others. Hackers were able to obtain access to celebrities accounts through their ICloud accounts through a phishing scheme. By taking advantage of a security flaw in ICloud that allowed unlimited password guesses, the [...]