Don’t Buy Into Putin’s Latest Misdirection on Election Hacking

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Spread the loveTweet Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday that maybe, just maybe, “patriotic” citizen-hackers from Russia could interfere in the democratic processes of other countries. A tacit acknowledgement of interference in…


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OneLogin admits recent breach is pretty dang serious

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Spread the loveTweet OneLogin, a major access management service (think corporate-level password manager) alerted its users yesterday of “unauthorized access” to the data of its US-based users. That kind of…


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Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks To Sow Disinformation

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Spread the loveTweet Over the past year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more…


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Pokémon Go hackers getting put in Pidgey-filled purgatory

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / If Niantic detects your bot account, common Pokémon like this Pidgey are all you’ll be able to see in the game. reader comments 54 Share…


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How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack

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Spread the loveTweet Amid a desperate situation Friday in which hundred of thousands of ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As…


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Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

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Spread the loveTweet After a hacked US election covered in Russian fingerprints, it’s easy to assume that Friday’s megaleak of emails from France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron was the Kremlin’s work,…


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US Sanctions Didn’t Stop Russia’s Election Hacking—Or Even Slow It Down

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Spread the loveTweet Ten days after US intelligence agencies pinned the breach of the Democratic National Committee last October on the Russian government, Vice President Joe Biden promised government would…


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Modern Phishing Attempts Look More Legit, but the Methods Haven’t Changed Much

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Spread the loveTweet You get a new email that looks like it’s from a friend, a company, a government official, or even a family member. All that’s in that email…


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That Orange Is the New Black Leak Was Never Going to Pay Off

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Spread the loveTweet It must have seemed like a safe bet, as extortion plots go: Steal a prized original series from Netflix and shake the company down with the threat of releasing it months…


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An Obscure App Flaw Creates Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

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Spread the loveTweet For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a potential victim’s machine—has long been one of the most basic ways to gain…


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