Ben Makuch

Far-Right Extremism

We Found the Profile of an Accused Member of a Neo-Nazi Terror Cell on a Dating Site for Racists

On January 16, Brian M. Lemley Jr., a suspected member of the neo-Nazi terror cell The Base, was arrested alongside two others. His dating profile is something else.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
Zachary Kamel
1.17.20
Hacking

We Talked to Experts About Iran's Cyberwar Capabilities

Iran lacks the overall cyber capabilities of Russia, China, or the U.S., but its hackers can still do damage.
Ben Makuch
1.5.20
hackers

Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

This decade had a lot of hackers, beefs, and spies. Maybe even too many.
Ben Makuch
12.26.19
Tech news

An Infamous Neo-Nazi Forum Just Got Doxxed

A cache of data exposes the logins, emails, and IP addresses of users on IronMarch, a defunct neo-Nazi forum considered the birthplace of several militant organizations.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
11.6.19
true crime

The Assassination of Blogger Martin Kok

Never get on the wrong side of the Scottish Mafia.
Ben Makuch
10.31.19
Far-Right Extremism

New Video May Signal Dangerous Change For Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

A new propaganda video showcases Atomwaffen’s "intention to enter a new violent phase,” says an expert.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
10.3.19
Hacking

Why The FBI Arrested the Hacker Who Saved the World From WannaCry

He stopped a global ransomware heist, but the feds just wanted to flip him.
Ben Makuch
8.8.19
Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
6.11.19
tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.30.19
Hacking

The CIA Will Use its New Dark Web Site to Collect Anonymous Tips

The intelligence agency is stoked about its new Onion site on the dark web: "Our onion site is one of several ways individuals can contact the CIA."
Ben Makuch
5.7.19
Hacking

Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War

Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ben Makuch
5.6.19

Edward Snowden Explains Why the CIA Just Made an Instagram

"They get Twitter accounts. Instagram accounts (with) puppies and everything like that, because they want to be friendly. They want to be on your side."
Ben Makuch
4.23.19
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