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Sentath

(2,243 posts)
Thu May 17, 2018, 03:12 AM May 2018

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

Source: Motherboard

A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the country, and which a US Senator has exhorted federal authorities to investigate. The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securus’ law enforcement customers.

Read more: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gykgv9/securus-phone-tracking-company-hacked



Wow, and US without a cyber security head.
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Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US (Original Post) Sentath May 2018 OP
Gee, maybe really powerful tools RockRaven May 2018 #1
Cellular phone network tracks all phones unc70 May 2018 #2
But, that information requires a court order Sentath May 2018 #3

RockRaven

(15,536 posts)
1. Gee, maybe really powerful tools
Thu May 17, 2018, 03:22 AM
May 2018

are F*CKING dangerous once created. Anyone really surprised? We need more "should we" questions preceeding our "can we" questions.

unc70

(6,205 posts)
2. Cellular phone network tracks all phones
Thu May 17, 2018, 09:43 AM
May 2018

The cellular phone network must track every phone continuously. Otherwise it would not have the routing information required to complete a call.

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