As the U.S. deals with a nationwide swatting wave, Motherboard has traced much of the activity to a particular swatting-as-a-service account on Telegram. Torswats uses synthesized voices to pressure law enforcement to specific locations.
Nexx's garage locks are vulnerable to hackers over the internet. Rather than replying to requests for comment, Nexx is forcing its customers to only use Bluetooth.
A security researcher found a series of vulnerabilities with the Nexx brand of smart garage openers. He says he could remotely find garages to target, and then open them across the internet.
Digital rights experts told Motherboard the RESTRICT Act, which may be used to ban TikTok, could impact many other types of services too, including VPNs.
The FBI previously purchased access to "netflow" data, which a company called Team Cymru obtains from ISPs. Team Cymru then sells it to the government.
The DEA run "EPIC Portal" includes access to license plate reader information, drug seizures, intelligence reports, and more.
Nicholas Ceraolo, who faces years in prison for allegedly accessing a U.S. federal law enforcement database and other crimes, was still at large when authorities announced the charges against him.
The U.S. government database provided access to a treasure trove of sensitive data. "I can request information on anyone in the U.S.," one of the alleged hackers wrote.
Data generated by the official's use of the AllTrails hiking app shows visits to the White House, and also suggests the specific house where he or his family lives.
Dutch police hacked and shutdown Exclu, a phone network used by alleged criminals. A promotional video shows professional fighters promoting the phones.