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Past articles by Zack:

JumpCloud resets customer API keys citing 'ongoing incident'

The Colorado-based tech company provides file directory and security to 180,000 organizations around the world. → Read More

US Patent and Trademark Office notifies filers of years-long data leak

Private addresses are required under U.S. trademark law, but tens of thousands of applicants had theirs exposed for years. → Read More

LetMeSpy, a phone tracking app spying on thousands, says it was hacked

Thousands of phone records — including text messages and geolocations — were stolen from a widely used spyware app, developed in Poland. → Read More

Hacker responsible for 2020 Twitter breach sentenced to prison

The hacker, known as PlugWalkJoe, was part of a group that broke into high profile Twitter accounts in 2020 to spread cryptocurrency scams. → Read More

Feds seize notorious and shuttered hacking site BreachForums

Leaked data contains more than 4,200 user accounts relating to the new BreachForums. → Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt’s Security Stage highlights the risks of spyware, government surveillance

Experts on the Security Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 discuss how to counter abuses in a surveillance software industry that’s out of control. → Read More

A simple bug exposed access to thousands of smart security alarm systems

The vulnerability — now fixed — was discovered in a cloud-based system that allows customers to remotely manage their security alarm systems. → Read More

Mandiant says China-backed hackers exploited Barracuda zero-day to spy on governments

Almost a third of the targeted organizations are government agencies, Mandiant said, as Barracuda tells customers to replace affected gear. → Read More

Announcing the Security Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt

Hear from front-line defenders and security researchers on TechCrunch Disrupt's Security Stage this September. → Read More

US intelligence confirms it buys Americans’ personal data

A declassified U.S. government report confirms buying Americans' data "raises significant issues related to privacy and civil liberties." → Read More

Another huge US medical data breach confirmed after Fortra mass-hack

More than a hundred organizations are affected by a mass-ransomware attack targeting Fortra's file transfer software. → Read More

Shell Recharge security lapse exposed EV drivers' data

The internal database contained millions of logs, including details about customers who used the EV charging network. → Read More

Microsoft to pay $20M settlement for illegally collecting children's personal data

The FTC accused Microsoft of improperly collecting and retaining children's data from its Xbox online gaming service. → Read More

Amazon’s Ring to pay $5.8M after staff and contractors caught snooping on customer videos, FTC says

The FTC accused Ring of allowing its employees broad and unrestricted access to videos inside customers' homes. → Read More

Toyota confirms another years-long data leak, this time exposing at least 260,000 car owners

The carmaker says it discovered more exposed data following an earlier investigation, including personal information of vehicle owners. → Read More

A popular Android app began secretly spying on its users months after it was listed on Google Play

The screen recording app, downloaded more than 50,000 times, steals files and stealthily uploads microphone audio from a user's device. → Read More

Popular Android TV boxes sold on Amazon are laced with malware

The malware-infected AllWinner and RockChip-powered Android TV models are still available to purchase on Amazon. → Read More

Telly, the ‘free’ smart TV with ads, has privacy policy red flags

The smart television startup left behind annotations in its company's privacy policy that raise red flags about its data practices. → Read More

Brightly says SchoolDude data breach spilled 3 million user accounts

The company warned users — past and present — to change their passwords on other sites, amid fears that passwords were stored in plaintext. → Read More

Toyota Japan exposed data on millions of vehicles for a decade

The car maker said vehicle locations and videos from vehicle "drive recorders," which records footage from the car,ere w exposed since 2013. → Read More