Ben Makuch

Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazi Terror Group Leader Calls FBI Arrests 'Witch Hunt'

Eight members were arrested and charged with serious crimes, but The Base leader is not backing down.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
2 days ago
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
Far-Right Extremism

Arrested Neo-Nazis Built a Weapon, Were Making DMT: Court Docs

The arrests came just as authorities expressed worry about a pro-gun rally in Virginia turning violent.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
1.16.20
Far-Right Extremism

The FBI Has Begun Arresting Members of a Notorious Nazi Terror Cell

The arrests include a former Canadian soldier, who was smuggled into the U.S. to train the group.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
1.16.20
Anonymous

Whatever Happened to Anonymous?

It was once the hacking bogeyman, but now it seems no more.
Ben Makuch
1.16.20
iran

Iranian Hacker Panic

Iranian hackers are a threat, but is it being overblown?
Ben Makuch
1.9.20
iraq

American Paratroopers Were Denied Entry to Iraq After Soleimani Assassination

VICE has learned the Iraqi government denied entry last week to elements of the 82nd Airborne Division sent by Trump to secure U.S. assets.
Ben Makuch
1.6.20
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
1.3.20
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
Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazi Terror Group Harbouring Missing Ex-Soldier: Sources

Patrik Mathews, an ex-soldier from Canada that disappeared in August, allegedly illegally entered the U.S. with the help of The Base and is now in hiding.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
Zachary Kamel
12.5.19
Far-Right Extremism

Man Arrested for Synagogue Vandalism Was Active in Two Militant Neo-Nazi Groups

VICE has learned that Richard Tobin, a Base member who was arrested by the FBI in connection to a series of synagogue vandalism, was also an Atomwaffen member.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
Zachary Kamel
11.20.19
Hacking

But Actually, How Scary Is Critical Infrastructure Hacking?

From nation states or black hats hacking the power grid to water filtration plants, the threats are both real and overblown.
Ben Makuch
11.15.19
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