The numbers of those who had their phones searched spiked from 5,000 in 2015 to almost 25,000 in 2016. In February alone, more than 5,000 U.S. citizens were asked for cell phone passwords as they entered their country.
The reported break-ins are the latest incidents to raise doubts about the security measures that both big and small companies use to protect people’s information online.
NEW YORK (AP) — Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security