cybercrime

Hacking

Infamous Forum For Instagram Hackers Gets Hacked by Other Hackers

Hackers hacked the OGUSERS forum and published its database in another hacker forum.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.19.19
Silk Road

Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.
Joseph Cox
4.14.19
CYBER

How Google Tracks Hackers

This week, CYBER speaks to Shane Huntley, the Director of Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), essentially Google's hacker hunting team.
Motherboard Staff
2.12.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Instagram

Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back

Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.
Joseph Cox
1.21.19
cybersecurity

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.18.18
Sextortion

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
Joseph Cox
8.21.18
cybercrime

A Former Hacker Shares the Most Twisted Things He Did

By 2006, he was on America’s most wanted list. Today, Brett Johnson protects others from the crimes he helped pioneer.
Andrea Au
4.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The US Just Slapped Sanctions on Russia for Election Hacks

The government also released an intelligence report that connects pieces of code used in the hack with Russian spy agencies.
Mike Pearl
12.30.16
tech

A Hacker Sent a Woman Creepy Pictures of Herself Taken Through Her Own Webcam

After spending an ordinary evening at home with her boyfriend, Chelsea Clark was sent a series of photos of the couple's night, seemingly taken from the laptop's camera.
Brigitte Noël
7.31.15
News

Is Changing Your Teacher's Desktop Wallpaper Really a Felony?

An attorney at the advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the case against 14-year-old Florida boy Domanik Green "crazy."
Mike Pearl
4.14.15
News

Is the White House Declaring A 'War on Hackers'?

President Obama is pushing a series of new cybersecurity initiatives that could weaken, and even criminalize, independent research into data vulnerabilities.
Adam Elkus
1.15.15
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