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Restaurant App Zomato Says Your Stolen Password Is Fine. But Is It?

Zomato announced a hacker had stolen details on 17 million accounts, and that customers' password hashes were fairly secure. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Joseph Cox
5.18.17
cyberstalking
cyberstalking

This Guy Phished Over 50 Women Just to Violate Their Privacy

Sometimes, the threat may not be all that technologically sophisticated, but hackers can still grab a wealth of personal information from a victim.
Joseph Cox
5.18.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Why Did Microsoft Wait Six Months To Patch a Critical Word Zero-Day?

The strange life and afterlife of a Microsoft Word Zero-Day that ended up in the hands of criminal and government hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Government Hackers Used Microsoft Word Zero-Day to Install Spyware on Russian Targets

The hackers exploited the unknown vulnerability to install spyware made by the infamous surveillance company FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.12.17
Another Day Another Hack
Another Day Another Hack

Hacker Steals Millions of Accounts from Yu-Gi-Oh Fan Project ‘Dueling Network’

It appears the hacker made off with at least 6.5 million email addresses and poorly hashed passwords.
Joseph Cox
3.29.17
cybercrime
cybercrime

UK Cops Arrest Man Potentially Linked to Apple Extortion

The man is suspected of blackmail and hacking offenses.
Joseph Cox
3.29.17
Hackers Get Creative
Hackers Get Creative

Apple Extortionists Trading Media Exposure for More Accounts

The Turkish Crime Family is allegedly creating something of a media-frenzy feedback loop to get more Apple related accounts.
Joseph Cox
3.28.17
Digital Underworld
Digital Underworld

A Fake Dark Web Hitman Site is Linked to a Real Murder

Dark web site Besa Mafia was hacked in May 2016. The FBI has been actively investigating the site's users.
Joseph Cox
2.23.17
The internet of hackable things
The internet of hackable things

Police Have Arrested a Suspect in a Massive ‘Internet of Things’ Attack

European police suspect a 29-year-old man of keeping one million people offline. They might have found the person behind the notorious hacker known as BestBuy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.17
News
News

This ‘Yelp for Cybercrime’ Wants to Help Hackers Avoid Getting Scammed

There’s now a website where cybercriminals can name and shame other cybercriminals who have swindled them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.24.17
News
News

Locky Ransomware Hackers Are On Extended Vacation For Some Reason

For mysterious reasons, one of the most successful and dreaded ransomware campaigns has been dormant for weeks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.17
News
News

Copycat Hackers Are Holding More Than 1,000 Databases for Ransom

Hackers have found yet another way to monetize the shitty security of internet users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.6.17