New Jersey is also targeting package-stealers with a newly passed Defense Against Porch Pirates Act, making package theft a fourth-degree crime if the value of the stolen goods is less than $200. For merchandise worth more, thieves would be guilty of “a crime one degree higher than the underlying offense.”
“Taking delivery 360 total security crack packages from a person’s property is just as invasive as breaking into a home to steal them,” said State Representative Robert Karabinchak, co-sponsor of the New Jersey bill, in a statement.
California, South Carolina, and Michigan are among the other states that are addressing the issue. According to a study by the video security company Blink, however, the states where packages are most likely to be stolen are North Dakota, Vermont, and Alaska. Cities in these three states are among the cities with the most property crime in the country.
Data from mega breaches no longer ‘dormant’
The LinkedIn hack of 2012 supposedly exposed 6.2 million password hashes, but that ended up missing the mark by a tremendous amount since a hacker was selling 167 million LinkedIn user records. 117 million had passwords, which were stored in SHA1 with no salting.
Then there’s more than 65 million accounts compromised from Tumblr and over 40 million from Fling. “This data has been lying dormant (or at least out of public sight) for long periods of time,” Hunt wrote.
Although the total records added to HIBP in the last six days is 269 million, Hunt said all of those latest hacks will “pale in comparison” once he gets hold of and adds the compromised MySpace records.
The MySpace hack contained over 360 million email addresses in it.