Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a senior staff writer at VICE Motherboard, where he covers hacking, cybersecurity, and privacy. You can contact Lorenzo securely on Signal at +1 917 257 1382, on Wickr/Telegram/Wire @lorenzofb, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Government Says There’s No Reason to Worry About Election Hacking
The FBI and CISA published an announcement to assuage fears of election hacking ahead of the midterms.
Cybercriminals Leak LA School Data After It Refuses to Ransom
A group of criminal hackers have started leaking data containing personal information online, after the victim school publicly announced it wasn’t going to pay the ransom.
How Ransomware Is Causing Chaos in American Schools
A Motherboard investigation based on FOIA requests show how U.S. schools have been dealing with ransomware attacks.
This Is the ‘GrayKey 2.0,’ the Tool Cops Use to Hack Phones
Grayshift filed a series of documents with the FCC that reveal the looks of the new cellphone unlocking device.
FBI Arrests Former NSA Employee For Trying to Sell Top Secret Documents
The former employee used encrypted email to communicate with someone he thought was a foreign spy, who was actually an FBI agent.
Couple Who Rents Cars Brags About Tracking Customers on TikTok
Privacy activists are decrying a couple who use TikTok to show how they track people who rented their cars on the car-sharing app Turo.
Coder Makes Matrix Green Rain Simulator That Lilly Wachowski Says Is ‘Better Than the Original’
A programmer has re-created the original “digital rain” from The Matrix as well as the variations from the sequels and put it on GitHub.
Cheat Maker Sues Bungie for Hacking Its ‘Destiny 2’ Hacks
The person who used to own AimJunkies said Bungie had “balls” to go to court against them, accusing Bungie of hacking an AimJunkies contractor.
Signal Is Asking People Around the World to Help Iranians Access the Encrypted App
The encrypted chat app published “easy” detailed instructions to help anyone set up a proxy server to help Iranians.
Sony Reintroduced a PS4 Bug on PS5 Which Could Have Led to a Jailbreak
A security researcher discovered that a bug he found for the PS4 in 2020 was also present on the PS5.
Antivirus Used by Millions Blocked All Google Sites by Mistake, Sowing Chaos
Windows users of Malwarebytes antivirus software had trouble browsing the web on Wednesday morning because of a mistake.
Pro-Ukraine Hacktivists Claim to Have Hacked Notorious Russian Mercenary Group
The hacktivist group known as the Ukraine IT Army published a screenshot that showed the group hacked into a website allegedly linked to the Wagner group.