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Internet of Things Hackers Target Anti-Spam Service—And Fails To Take It Down

The hacker who’s been claiming a monopolistic control over the Mirai botnet tried to take down the well-known anti-spam Spamhaus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.16
News

Wannabe Hackers Are Willing to Pay To Learn How To Use the Mirai Botnet

Everyone wants to try the new shiny malware that can take down websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.16
News

Hacker Claims To Push Malicious Firmware Update to 3.2 Million Home Routers

One of the hackers who’s trying to monopolize the Internet of Things botnet Mirai found a new way to build a massive botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.16
News

Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet

After weeks of turf war, two cybercriminals seem to have found a new way to take control and expand the the infamous Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.29.16
News

Congress To Security Experts: How Do We Deal With The Internet of Shit?

And Bruce Schneier thinks regulating the Internet of Things is inevitable and desirable.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.16
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Hacker Claims to Take Down Russian Bank Websites on Election Day

Apparently, the hacker’s clients are annoyed at Russia’s alleged interference in the US election.
Joseph Cox
11.8.16
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Finnish Residents Briefly Left in Cold After DDoS Attack

A DDoS attack apparently striking another target had a knock-on effect on a Finnish residential heating system.
Joseph Cox
11.8.16
VICE Magazine

The Looming Disaster of the Internet of (Hackable) Things

We're letting easy-to-hack internet-connected devices take over the world, and we have no idea how bad that could turn out.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.7.16
News

Wannabe Hackers Are Adding ‘Terrible’ and ‘Stupid’ Features to Mirai

All the wannabe hackers out there are trying to mod the source code of the infamous malware Mirai, with little success—for now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.27.16
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How Vigilante Hackers Could Stop the Internet of Things Botnet

Could do-gooder hackers take over the Mirai botnet and make it unhackable for criminals?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.16
News

Senator Wants to Classify Insecure Internet of Things Devices As 'Harmful'

Sen. Mark Warner is asking the FCC whether poorly secured Internet of Things devices should not be allowed on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.16
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Hackers Took Down a High School Literacy Test Because Punk’s Not Dead

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Jordan Pearson
10.25.16
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