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

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Image: Shutterstock / Remix: Jason Koebler. 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. Although it’s not clear how many of these customers are using Securus’s phone geolocation service, the news still signals the incredibly lax security of a company that is granting law enforcement exceptional power to surveill individuals. “Location aggregators are—from t... Full story

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