Report: 340M Americans’ Personal Data Leaked

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Cybersecurity expert says the information was on a publicly accessible server.

According to a new report, a data leak of personal information has far surpassed the Equifax leaks, and could affect nearly every American.

According to WIRED magazine, cybersecurity expert Vinny Troia has discovered that the Palm Coast, Fla., based data broker Exactis exposed a database with the personal data of 340 million individual accounts onto a publicly accessible server. Anyone who knew which server to look at had immediate access to nearly 2 terabytes of personal data—including the following from an estimated 340 million people and businesses: Continue reading

Pentagon Paying Chinese for Satellite Bandwidth

Not to worry. The Chinese would never attempt to hack US military intelligence communication systems. Sadly today, as with that one-liner, US national security concerns are also a joke.

The Pentagon revealed late last week it is paying the Chinese $10 million for a one-year lease for a satellite that allows U.S. troops on the African continent to keep in touch and share information, Wired reports.

The announcement has U.S. policymakers on edge.

The Pentagon insists any data passed on the satellite is protected. Continue reading