The Hack of the Century?

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Russian hackers have apparently stolen more than a billion passwords and 500 million email addresses, making it the worst online security breach ever. So … should we all be freaking out? Maybe not, it turns out. One reason to be skeptical: The private company that unveiled the hack is now charging people $120 each to find out if their information was compromised.

Credits

Guest:
Russell Brandom - Reporter for The Verge, a website covering technology, science and culture - @russellbrandom

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott