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Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children

Catalin Cimpanu reports: The personal records of most of Ecuador’s population, including children, has been left exposed online due to a misconfigured database, ZDNet has learned. The database, an Elasticsearch searver, was discovered two weeks ago by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who shared their findings exclusively with ZDNet. Together, we...

Teenage British hacker busted for hacking famed musicians, stealing and selling unreleased songs

Larry McShane reports: A British teen was arrested for hacking into caches of unreleased music from world-renowned artists — and then peddling the rare recordings for cryptocurrency, authorities charged Friday. The arrest of the 19-year-old suspect was made in Ipswich, a town about 80 miles outside London, according to a joint announcement by London...