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What really happens when a hacker snatches all your data? Breach digs into the who, why and how of history’s most notorious data breaches. Hosted by journalist Bob Sullivan and producer Alia Tavakolian.




Season 2 - Equifax: the worst breach ever. How hackers stole the most valuable data of 145 million people, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

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    • 4.5 • 31 Ratings

What really happens when a hacker snatches all your data? Breach digs into the who, why and how of history’s most notorious data breaches. Hosted by journalist Bob Sullivan and producer Alia Tavakolian.




Season 2 - Equifax: the worst breach ever. How hackers stole the most valuable data of 145 million people, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

    Bob and Alia's New Podcast!

    Bob and Alia's New Podcast!

    Is the internet ruining our lives? But what about puppy pics and Twitter friends and immediate access to information?! In a sneak peek of Alia and Bob's new tech show, So, Bob, Alia and Bob tackle the world’s easiest question: is the internet good or bad? Listen to So, Bob now wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of this episode, and subscribe now to make sure you won’t miss a thing!

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    • 12 min
    So, Bob: Coming May 6

    So, Bob: Coming May 6

    In a brand new podcast, Bob & Alia join forces to answer your questions and untangle your sanity from this dark, scary world wide web. So, Bob is a safe, welcome space for understanding what technology is doing to you. We’ll be dropping episodes weekly starting May 6. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a thing!

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    • 2 min
    6 | Life Support

    6 | Life Support

    Did our privacy survive the worst breach ever?

    What’s hurting, what’s helping, and what do we do now?




    More info on Joel Winston, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer, can be found here.

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    • 44 min
    5 | Can't Fix Stupid

    5 | Can't Fix Stupid

    How lawmakers held Equifax accountable… almost. 

    How consumers are doing it themselves. 

    Inventing consequences for the worst breach ever.

    Read about Jessamyn West’s experience taking Equifax to small claims court here.

    Read about Christian Haigh’s experience taking Equifax to small claims court here.

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    • 36 min
    4 | What Went Wrong After?

    4 | What Went Wrong After?

    Trolls. Fake Websites. Hurricanes.

    The worst response ever to the worst breach ever.

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    • 44 min
    3 | 76 Days

    3 | 76 Days

    How did hackers steal the *best* info on 145 million Americans? How did Equifax let them?

    Get into the details with the guys who (literally) wrote the report on the worst breach ever.




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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Joey Formosa ,

Can't you calm down about the Cold War?

This is a great podcast but them always saying that the Cold War is going on! That really annoys me as it's poorly based on speculations and is kind of a huge jump from a yahoo hack. I understand that it was a Russian hack but its kind of ridiculous to say because of a few large yahoo hacks that the Cold War is still going on! Other than all the Cold War junk well it's a pretty cool podcast! It gets some stuff wrong occasionally but mostly is awesome oh and the fake hacking thing that hacker are hacking into their accounts is fake and super stupid!

greyden70 ,

Sound effects

yeh I listened based on a reco from a co-worker. Sound effects were distracting as I was driving also. I also found the authors were a bit on the immature side: not all Podcast listeners don’t have ADHD, I felt the repetitive nature of the Equifax narrative especially vexing. Bring it up a notch.

hrhdhsksoduhfjf ,

Dives deep into breaches

Fantastic content that dives into two of big breaches (so far). Sound effects are a bit much, especially sirens while you’re diving 😁. I’m on the fence about the explicit language - these problems cause strong feelings in those impacted but it would be nice to listen in the car with the kids. Keep going!

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