Apple developer accounts briefly showed Russia addresses in an unidentified glitch

The Verge — September 6, 2017 IMPACT: some developers’ home addresses had all been changed to the same address in Russia ROOT CAUSE: the address… has a spelling error in it — “Saint-Petesburg” — which could indicate sloppiness on the part of a bad actor rather than a technical glitch ROOT CAUSE: unclear whether this […]

Millions of Instagram users may have been affected by latest hack attack, social media giant warns

The Independent — September 2, 2017 ROOT CAUSE: a bug on Instagram that could be used to access some people’s email address and phone number even if they were not public FOLLOW UP: We quickly fixed the bug, and have been working with law enforcement on the matter. AFFECTED: potentially several million accounts… including A-list […]