Hacker breaches Securus; alleged data taken included 2,800+ usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, and hashed passwords and security questions

“Update: This piece has been updated to include extra context around another Securus data breach reported by The Intercept” reports In one case, a former sheriff of Mississippi County, Mo., used the Securus service to track other law enforcement official’s phones, according to court records.The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securus’ law enforcement customers.The system by which Securus obtains the data is typically used by marketers, but Securus provides a product for law enforcement to track phones in the US nationwide with little legal oversight, the report adds.

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