Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A map that visualizes network changes being announced by Rostelecom. reader comments 38 Share this story On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to…


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Lawsuit: Fox News group hacked, surveilled, and stalked ex-host Andrea Tantaros

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Spread the loveTweet Andrea Tantaros claims that she was stalked and harassed by multiple Twitter accounts that were coordinated by Fox News executives after she filed a sexual harassment suit.…


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A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 12 Share this story Last week, Ars introduced readers to Hajime, the vigilante botnet that infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them. A technical…


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Picture this: Senate staffers’ ID cards have photo of smart chip, no security

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon has pointed out a particular problem with Senate IT security: Senate staffers’ ID cards are essentially fake smartcards, useless for…


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NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely removed

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 11 Share this story After Microsoft officials dismissed evidence that more than 10,000 Windows machines on the Internet were infected by a highly advanced National Security…


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BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 64 Share this story BrickerBot, the botnet that permanently incapacitates poorly secured Internet of Things devices before they can be conscripted into Internet-crippling denial-of-service armies,…


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AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit files

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 62 Share this story Antivirus provider Webroot is causing a world of trouble for customers. A signature update just nuked hundreds of benign files needed…


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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

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Spread the loveTweet Images of Seleznev with stacks of cash were found on his laptop following his 2014 arrest in the Maldives. reader comments 2 Share this story Russian hacker Roman Seleznev…


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>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A script scanning the Internet for computers infected by DoublePulsar. On the left, a list of IPs Shodan detected having the backdoor installed. On the…


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Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / South Korea is deploying Lockheed Martin’s THAAD missile defense system, and that’s sparked the ire of the Chinese government, as well as military and “hacktivist”…


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