Daily Archives: 2015-10-02

Hackers make away with 15 mln T-Mobile customer data with Experian

Hackers have struck again. T-Mobile revealed late on Thursday that hackers had breached Experian’s network & stolen much of T-Mobile’s data, which the carrier had sent to Experian to perform checks on potential customers seeking finance for phones, etc. Number of people affected: About 15 million users. Data stolen included names, addresses, & birth dates, as well as encrypted social security numbers & drivers’ license ID numbers. Both companies revealed that the hackers may have cracked the encryption.

Reports: MacRumors, 9to5Mac, TechCrunch, Apple Insider

Snapchat may launch sponsored selfies

Messaging app Snapchat is contemplating launching an advertising format that will allow brands to slip into teenagers’ selfies. Called “sponsored lenses”, this platform is most likely to debut on Halloween, according to some Online reports. Snapchat will design the stickers on behalf of brands, with Hollywood studios likely to be among the 1st advertisers.

Reports: VentureBeat, Fortune, The Boston Globe