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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
dark web
dark web

FBI Shows Arrest Video Of Dark Web Kingpin Who Died By Suicide in Police Custody

At a cybersecurity conference, the FBI aired a video showing the arrest of AlphaBay’s Alexandre Cazes.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number

Hackers are increasingly trying to take over phone numbers to target email and banking accounts. Here's how to stop them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
Internet Police
Internet Police

IRS Cybercrime Agent Lurks Dark Web Subreddit Looking For Hackers

Even the taxman lurks on r/DarkNetMarkets.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.17.17
retaliatory measures
retaliatory measures

Email Provider ProtonMail Says It Hacked Back, Then Walks Claim Back

There’s plenty of appetite for "hacking back," but in many contexts it’s likely illegal for companies to retaliate against cybercriminals.
Joseph Cox
8.16.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Behind WannaCry Cashed Out Bitcoin While No One Was Watching

Hackers behind two strains of WannaCry have moved out their bitcoin proceedings in a very similar way.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Mysterious Mac Malware Has Infected Victims for Years

The mystery of a Mac malware called “FruitFly.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.24.17
cybercrime
cybercrime

This Dark Web Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs

A new service offers cybercriminals automated social engineering as a service.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.30.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Redditor Details Scheme to Use USB Stick to Infect Random Computers With Ethereum-Mining Virus

As ethereum’s price keeps rising, wannabe cybercriminals are trying to find ways to make an easy buck at the expense of others.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.23.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.17
cybercrime
cybercrime

People in the UAE Can Now Be Jailed for 15 Years for ‘Liking’ Qatar

In the wake of Saudi Arabia's row with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates is cracking down on social media dissent.
Farid Farid
6.8.17
Long Arm of the Law
Long Arm of the Law

US Law Enforcement Have Spent Hundreds of Thousands on Bitcoin Tracking Tools

Private firms continue to fill in the gaps for digital investigators.
Joseph Cox
5.25.17