Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a staff writer at VICE Motherboard in Brooklyn, New York, where he covers hacking, information security, and digital rights. Prior to working at Motherboard, Lorenzo worked at Mashable and at Wired's Danger Room. He graduated from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. He's also a defrocked lawyer from Barcelona, Spain—although he is actually Italian. In his spare time you can find him eating mozzarella, or arguing with the referee during a soccer match. To contact him securely, visit: lorenzofb.com. Lorenzo's PGP fingerprint is: 7DD9 05AF 70AE E1B3 FEEF 2987 F1CF 198F BF50 84F0
A Google security researcher found bugs that allowed him to take over nearby iPhones with a Raspberry Pi and just $100 in WiFi gear.
Security researchers claim to have identified deployments of SS7 tracking technology in 25 countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Mexico, Thailand, and Australia. The deployments are linked to surveillance vendor Circles, which works with NSO Group.
Microsoft patched a bug that allowed hackers to reveal the email address used to register any Xbox gamertag.
Google found at least seven critical bugs being exploited by hackers in the wild. But after disclosing them days ago, the company has yet to reveal key details about who used them and against whom.
Researchers found several websites created and maintained by a government hacking group that wanted to track and infect victims with malware.
Speculation kicked off after someone moved the huge sum on Tuesday, and now we know who it was: the U.S. government.
It's not yet clear if a hacker made off with a gigantic payday, or if the wallet's secretive and long-dormant owner just came out of retirement.
Activision's new shooter isn't out yet, but people who find ways to subvert the game's code, bypass the game's anti-cheat system, and help players cheat are ready to cash in.
Motherboard is publishing a redacted version of the allegedly Iranian-made video to show readers what a foreign voter interference operation looks like.
The Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said that the emails, which were designed to make it look like they came from the far-right group Proud Boys, were "desperate attempts by desperate adversaries.”
The video, included in emails spoofed to be from the ‘Proud Boys,’ shows an alleged hacker obtaining voter data and using it to print a ballot, but the scheme is unlikely to be successful.
The emails, which read 'Vote for Trump or else!' have been delivered to Democratic voters using Estonian internet infrastructure.