cybercrime

deepfakes

Thieves Used Audio Deepfake of a CEO to Steal $243,000

The heist is just a preview of how unprepared we are for AI-powered cybercrime.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.5.19
Hacking

Cops Hijack Botnet, Remotely Wipe Malware From 850,000 Computers

Police in France took down a large cryptocurrency-mining malware operation with the help of a cybersecurity firm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.28.19
Saudi Arabia

Netflix caved to the Saudis and pulled Hasan Minhaj episode that criticized the government

The episode allegedly violated the kingdom’s local anti-cybercrime law
Emma Ockerman
1.2.19
black friday

Hackers and drug dealers are offering Black Friday deals

“Black Friday has had the unintended consequence of emboldening and enabling profit-seeking cyber criminals.”
David Gilbert
11.22.18
politics

A Handy Guide for Not Getting Blackmailed Over Your Nudes

Sexting is never easy. Here’s how to prevent it from becoming a national disaster, like for example, if you are a prominent politician like Tony Clement.
Mica Lemiski
11.8.18
News

There's a Spike of Sextortion Incidents in This Canadian City

Burnaby, British Columbia, has faced two dozen reports in just three months.
Allison Tierney
8.30.18
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
cryptocurrency

Criminals are racing to cash out their bitcoin. Here's how they're doing it.

It’s getting harder for the people who drove cryptocurrency’s initial value to reap the rewards.
David Gilbert
3.19.18
cyberattack

Friday’s massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn

Alex Lubben
5.14.17
cybersecurity

Ottawa drafted plans to allow warrantless access of your data while still ‘consulting’ the public

Documents obtained by VICE News show the government wanted to restart a program that had been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and kept secret a report about their plans
Justin Ling
3.24.17
russia

Why indictments in the Yahoo hack could be just political theater

Ravi Somaiya
3.17.17
cybercrime

The U.S. government says Russia recruited a notorious cybercriminal for Yahoo hack

David Gilbert
Noah Kulwin
3.15.17
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