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Hacking

Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War

Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ben Makuch
5.6.19
Internet Insecurity

Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom

Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.19
Infrastructure Hacking

A ‘Cyber Event’ Disrupted the Power Grid in California and Wyoming, But Don’t Panic Just Yet

The Department of Energy says a “cyber event” disrupted operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah last month. But it’s unclear if hackers were behind it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.30.19
Hacking

Hackers Breached a Programming Tool Used By Big Tech and Stole Private Keys and Tokens

Docker Hub lost keys and tokens for around 190,000 accounts, which could have downstream effects if hackers used them to access source code at big companies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.27.19
Hacking

‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware

The researcher who helped stop the WannaCry ransomware pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking for writing banking malware in 2014.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.19
Hacking

Thieves Somehow Stole 100 Car2Go Cars in Chicago

The company says it was not a “hack,” but Chicago police say that some of the carsharing cars may still be unaccounted for.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.17.19
Hacking

Kaspersky Lab Will Now Alert Users to 'Stalkerware' Used In Domestic Abuse

Antivirus company Kaspersky Lab announced that its Android security product will now mark all stalkerware apps as malware, prompting users to delete them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.3.19
Hacking

NSO Group Says It Didn’t Hack Jeff Bezos On Behalf of Saudi Arabia

The controversial Israeli spyware vendor denied any role in the bizarre saga of Jeff Bezos against The National Enquirer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.1.19
Hacking

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Riccardo Coluccini
3.29.19
CYBER

Why Hackers Are Stoked That Beto O’Rourke Was One Of Them

This week, CYBER speaks to Oxblood Ruffin, a long-time member of the legendary hacking group Cult of The Dead Cow.
Motherboard Staff
3.27.19
When Spies Come Home

Hosting Provider Finally Takes Down Spyware Leak of Thousands of Photos and Phone Calls

After Motherboard reported that a consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data online, the company’s hosting provider took it down.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.26.19
tech

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It

A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.22.19
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