They Thought Their Human Trafficking Nightmare Was Over. Then Came the Police.
Freed from scam gangs in Cambodia, victims say they are now being detained and extorted by police demanding bribes for bedding, food and to return home.
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.
Fast Company Hacker on Rogue Apple News Notification: ‘Anyone Could Have Done It’
The hacker who goes by the handle thrax said that the hack itself was opportunistic, and that they didn't target Fast Company specifically, at least initially.
The Uber Hack Shows Push Notification 2FA Has a Downside: It’s Too Annoying
The Uber hacker appears to have gained access to the company’s systems after spamming workers with multi-factor authentication requests.
This Hacker Stole Data From 200M Americans. Now He’s Infiltrating Scam Gangs.
At his peak, Ngo Minh Hieu had stolen personal data from over 60 percent of Americans. Now, he's breaking into multibillion-dollar criminal operations in Cambodia.
Hackers Are Using Anti-Cheat in 'Genshin Impact' to Ransom Victims
The game’s anti-cheat system has well-known vulnerabilities that hackers are now abusing to get access to sensitive parts of victims’ operating systems and deploy ransomware.
European Cops Helped 1.5 Million People Decrypt Their Ransomwared Computers
The European Union law enforcement agency estimates it has helped around 1.5 million people save $1.5 billion by providing decryption tools for popular ransomware strains.
Tornado Cash Is Crypto Hackers’ Favorite Way to Cash Out, But Experts Say It Can Be Traced
Tornado Cash has become the go-to service for hackers and crypto thieves, but its creators say it's merely a privacy tool that they can't control.
Hacker Advertises ‘Crappy’ Ransomware on Instagram
An unknown hacker who is likely to be from a “lower-tier” ransomware group used the social media app to entice potential customers.
‘Stay Optimistic!’: Hacker Returns $15 Million In ‘Optimism’ Tokens
The victim asked the hacker to return the “bag of cash” they stole to avoid getting law enforcement involved.
‘Optimism’ Crypto Hack Victim Hopes Thief Will Give Back $15 Million
The hacker has a week to return the stolen 'bag of cash,' the victim said, in an incident that's another black eye for the hyped-up Optimism project.