What just happened? There are plenty of illicit websites trading in stolen financial data, including one called BidenCash, which uses the president's name and his image. To celebrate its first birthday, the site has published a database filled with over 2 million credit and debit card details so anyone can look them up free of charge.
A hot potato: Lawyers litigating a movie piracy case have demanded the identities of nine Reddit users who "might" have discussed piracy on the platform. Reddit turned over some of the information on one (or two) of the users that seemed to be engaging in a "how-to" discussion on bootlegging movies; the plaintiffs want all of the users exposed. Reddit says, "No. We'll see you in court."
In brief: Password manager LastPass has revealed details of a breach last year that resulted in partially encrypted user login data being stolen. The company confirmed that the incident stemmed from a previous hack in August that enabled the hacker to steal credentials from a DevOps engineer's home computer and obtain a decrypted vault.
Why it matters: Despite holding a 65% share of the global desktop-browser market share, Chrome still has a reputation for being a massive resource hog that consumes memory and battery life like there's no tomorrow. But Google is now rolling out a previously announced set of features that should help to address these issues.
Flights are resuming, but cables are still being repaired
Why it matters: For the second time in 2023, a minor problem in one location created a ripple effect that grounded many flights over a wide area. Such incidents highlight previously overlooked vulnerabilities in centralized flight control IT systems.