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Vigilante Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Denies Working for the Russian Government

In a new book, a veteran cybersecurity reporter wrote that the infamous hacker who embarrassed surveillance vendors FinFisher and Hacking Team may be a Russian government agent. We caught up with Phineas Fisher and broke down the evidence.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.23.19
mueller report

There’s A Lot We Still Don’t Know About WikiLeaks’ Role In The 2016 Election

The Mueller report leaves some unanswered questions on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’s role in the hack and leak against the DNC and John Podesta.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.18.19
russian hackers

The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online

US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Joseph Cox
11.9.18
Internet Insecurity

The Attack on Fair Elections Is a Great Marketing Opportunity For Tech Companies

With Donald Trump downplaying and denying Russian attempts to interfere with American elections, companies like Microsoft, Google, and Cloudflare have filled the void as defenders of democracy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.21.18
Russia hacking

Russian hackers just got caught targeting two U.S. conservative think tanks

“We are in a situation of asynchronous warfare.”
David Gilbert
8.21.18
Internet Insecurity

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use “VPNFilter” to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Internet Insecurity

Update: Zuckerberg Said He ‘Misspoke’ About Alerting Campaigns to Russian Hacking Attempts

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s security team identified Russian government hackers targeting US presidential campaigns and notified them of the hack attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
russia

The Russian group that hacked the DNC also hit Germany’s government

Germany’s Interior Ministry publicly confirmed the cyberattack without details.
Greg Walters
2.28.18
Hacking

Whoever hacked the DNC is now going after the Senate and the Olympics

“Their objective seems to be to get information only. They’re not interested in money.”
Greg Walters
1.12.18
Internet Insecurity

Russian Hackers Are Targeting Hotels Across Europe, Researchers Say

The hackers used booby-trapped Word documents and a leaked NSA hacking tool to get a foothold into the networks to then attack guests.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.17
fancy bear

Russian Hackers Are Using Google's Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users

Security researchers have exposed a sophisticated hacking and disinformation campaign that targeted more than 200 Gmail users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.26.17
russia

Putin Calls Therapeutic Use Exemptions "One of the Most Serious Issues" in Doping

What a coincidence: a hacking group widely believed to be linked to the Russian government just so happened to recently leak many TUEs. Huh.
Aaron Gordon
5.5.17
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