Worm

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
malware

This Worm Virus Forced Windows Users to Watch 'Homestar Runner'

404 DooDoo Error.
Samantha Cole
7.17.17
self-defense

Educating Kids And the Elderly Is the Key to Closing the Online Security Loop

The next WannaCry might not get so far.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Phish Me If You Can

Google Was Warned About This Week’s Mass Phishing Email Attack Six Years Ago

Six years ago, a researcher warned about the exact same "dynamite phishing" technique used to phish around one million Gmail users this week.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.4.17
Meta Mollusk

Oh This Old Thing? It's Just a Three-Foot-Long Shipworm

Look at it.
Lisa Cumming
4.17.17
News

This Virus Automatically Kills Smart Light Bulbs

In the future, hackers might black out cities by breaking into internet-connected light bulbs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.16
Features

The MySpace Worm that Changed the Internet Forever

Ten years ago, a few lines of code gave a hacker one million friends, and a visit from the Feds.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.4.15
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: A 15 Billion Dollar Box of Girl Scout Cookies

_Building robots from robots with miniature robots. More coffee please._ h3. ONE: A single box of Girl Scout Cookies "could contain 15 billion dollars worth of graphene":http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-08/single-box-girl-scout-cookies...
Ones Zeros
8.9.11
Motherboard Blog

How Ralph Langner Cracked Stuxnet

German security researcher Ralph Langner explains how he and his team cracked Stuxnet, the first true digital warhead of the 21st century.
ALEC LIU
3.31.11