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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 millio… read more

18 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Bob and Alia's New Podcast!

May 6th, 2019


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 …

So, Bob: Coming May 6

April 15th, 2019


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 …

6 | Life Support

April 8th, 2019


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.

See for privacy …

5 | Can't Fix Stupid

April 1st, 2019


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.

4 | What Went Wrong After?

March 25th, 2019


Trolls. Fake Websites. Hurricanes.

The worst response ever to the worst breach ever.

See for privacy information.

3 | 76 Days

March 18th, 2019


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.

See for …

2 | Introducing Equifax

March 11th, 2019


A polite company introduces themselves...

The Equifax breach was the first time many of us even met Equifax. WHO are these guys, WHAT is a Credit …

1 | Why Equifax?

March 4th, 2019


Equifax: the worst breach ever. This time you’re not the consumer - you’re the product.

Bob and Alia weren’t sure about doing Equifax for Season 2… but everything changed when they learned exactly how Equifax lost the …

Season 2 - Coming March 4

February 19th, 2019


Equifax: the worst breach ever.

You asked for it, and Alia and Bob are (finally!!) on board. Unpatched patches. Passwords stored in plain-text. 145 million people in danger. The Equifax breach is a perfect storm of bad …

Midterm Election Special

October 29th, 2018


Your vote counts. But will your vote be counted?

Alia and Bob team up again for a very special election episode to get to the bottom of Alia’s democratic anxiety: Are voting machines even the easiest way to hack an …

Midterm Election Special - Coming Oct. 29

October 22nd, 2018


Coming October 29th (we *couldn’t wait* till Nov. 5th), a very special episode before the midterm election: Breach goes to D.C.! Tell your friends!

Special Announcement!

October 9th, 2018


We're back!!

Your favorite veteran tech journalist and podcast civilian are BACK with NEWS: we'll be dropping a special Election Episode on NOVEMBER 5TH! Just in time for the midterm elections, Bob and Alia will spend a …

5 | Which Russia Hack?: Part 2

March 26th, 2018


The aftermath. Now what?

See for privacy information.

4 | Which Russia Hack?: Part 1

March 26th, 2018


The red yarn comes out.

See for privacy information.

3 | Good Morning, Dark Web

March 26th, 2018


Double agents. Erectile dysfunction drugs. SpongeBob.

Welcome to Center 18.

See for privacy information.

2 | Goodbye From Yahoo!

March 26th, 2018


The final dramatic act of the once and future Yahoo!

See for privacy information.

1 | Caution: Falling Rocks

March 26th, 2018


How much does your personal email matter? Turns out, a lot. Because Russia.

See for privacy information.

Breach - Coming March 26

March 15th, 2018


Your 10-year-old email address might be the most dangerous thing in your digital profile. In season 1 of Breach, journalist Bob Sullivan and producer …

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