As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits
Obtaining vulnerabilities for fully up-to-date mobile phones is getting harder. So companies that sell exploits to governments are increasingly looking for attacks that target internet routers instead, with one company paying up to $100,000.
You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage
Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
This Cybersecurity Firm Listens to the Background ‘Noise’ of the Internet
The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.
How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky'
Thousands of hours of experimentation and happy accidents have all lead to this moment, and it's changing the 'Spelunky' community.
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They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware
A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group’s powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide.
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This Russian Company Sells Zero-Day Exploits for Hospital Software
Moscow-based Gleg provides zero-day exploits for medical software, and those in the medical industry are concerned about disclosure. But the exploits themselves may not be all that important in real world attacks.
Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone
A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Israeli Government Asked European Security Companies for Zero-Days in Unsolicited Emails
Israel cast a wide net in Europe too, looking to purchase zero-days for its law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Here’s the Letter Israel Sent to Solicit Zero-Days From American Hackers
In a peek into the way governments may source hacking tools, Motherboard obtained a 2015 letter the Israeli Ministry of Defense sent to US-based exploit developers.
How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of
Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Startup That Sells Zero-Days to Governments Is Offering $1 Million For Tor Hacks
A startup that sells exploits to governments says it wants hacks for the browser used by activists, protesters, journalists, and criminals.
DJI Is Offering Money to Security Researchers to Stop DIY Hackers From Owning Its Drones
The drone maker is offering between $100 and $30,000 to hackers who find and report vulnerabilities in the software of its unmanned aerial vehicles.