Ben Makuch

def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
4 days ago
extremism

International Neo-Nazi Extremist Group Claims Prior Knowledge of Vegas Bomb Plot

Feuerkrieg Division claims it offered help to the Las Vegas neo-Nazi who stockpiled bomb making materials to attack the LGBTQ and Jewish community.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
4 days ago
Hacking

Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering

Whatever this massive hacker-party-turned-industry-extravaganza has become, this week host Ben Makuch descended on Las Vegas to see what Def Con is all about in 2019.
Ben Makuch
4 days ago
Far-Right Extremism

Militant Neo-Nazi Group Actively Recruiting Ahead of Alleged Training Camp

The Base, a neo-Nazi group aiming to provide military and survivalist training to fellow white supremacists, has been ramping up its activities including a massive recruitment campaign and a planned "hate camp."
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
4 days ago
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
Tech news

Cloudflare Is Protecting a Site Linked to a Neo-Nazi Terror Group

The Silicon Valley giant is protecting a site linked to a known neo-Nazi terror group from virtual attacks aimed at knocking it offline.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
Joseph Cox
8.7.19
terrorism

ISIS Is Using Internet Propaganda to Maintain a 'Virtual Caliphate,' UN Report Says

The report, which argues the internet still gives the terror group global reach, urges nations to spy on the dark web.
Ben Makuch
8.6.19
extremism

The Far Right’s Internet Protector Goes Down After Taking In 8chan

Epik tried protecting 8chan and then Voxility banned it.
Ben Makuch
8.6.19
extremism

FBI Says QAnon, Internet Conspiracy Theorists Are National Security Threats

QAnon and Pizzagate have the attention of the feds.
Ben Makuch
8.2.19
crime

Dark Portrait Emerging of Teenage BC Murder Suspect

VICE obtained another disturbing photo linked to Bryer Schmegelsky’s Instagram page, which is now deleted, showing the teen with a gun barrel in his mouth.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
7.25.19
extremism

The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network

Gab, which has been used frequently by neo-Nazi terror groups to organize and recruit, is now the biggest node on the Mastodon network.
Ben Makuch
7.11.19
extremism

The FBI Somehow Lost Its Files About White Supremacist Forum Stormfront

The feds can’t find some of its own investigative records about the hateful neo-Nazi haven.
Ben Makuch
7.3.19
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