Ben Makuch

terrorism

Neo-Nazi Terror Group Posted Propaganda to Google Maps

Motherboard found traces of The Base and its propaganda, sitting unnoticed for months, on Google Maps.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
Zachary Kamel
2.12.20
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
1.22.20
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
1.6.20
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
11.7.19
big tech

Ghislaine Maxwell Was a Guest at Jeff Bezos’s Secret Book Retreat

Motherboard has learned Jeffrey Epstein's alleged fixer attended the Amazon CEO's exclusive book retreat 'Campfire' last year.
Ben Makuch
11.1.19
rideshare apps

Uber and Lyft Are Having a Terrible, Awful, No-Good Time

Rideshares were once the darlings of Wall Street, but now they’re being exposed.
Ben Makuch
10.5.19
Tech news

Neo-Nazis Are Glorifying Osama Bin Laden

A new wave of neo-Nazi propaganda glorifies and pulls from ISIS and al Qaeda, illustrating how the terror groups have some shared priorities.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
9.18.19
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
8.19.19
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
8.7.19
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
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
7.12.19
Politics

Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House

Minds.com was invited to a social media summit (featuring several far-right figures), but not Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Makuch
7.11.19
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