espionage

SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
EXTRA INTEL

Meet 'Intrusion Truth,' the Mysterious Group Doxing Chinese Intel Hackers

Since April last year, a group calling itself ‘Intrusion Truth’ has trickled out the real names of hackers working for Chinese intelligence. Recently the group has ramped up its efforts against a Chinese operation targeting governments and businesses.
Joseph Cox
8.21.18
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
fancy bear

Russian Hackers Are Using Google's Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users

Security researchers have exposed a sophisticated hacking and disinformation campaign that targeted more than 200 Gmail users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.26.17
Internet Insecurity

New: Russian Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Email Ahead of the 2016 Election

New evidence shows that during their wide-ranging hacking campaign, Russian hackers tried to hack 6,730 people with 19,315 phishing links.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.30.17
listen up!

Wiretapping Is as American as Apple Pie

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Civil War history buff, tells us about how the fine art of spying on your political and military enemies' communications got started.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.26.17
Internet Insecurity

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: The Prevalence and Dangers of Defensive Hacking

How offense can be the best defense in cyberspace.
Ben Buchanan
2.20.17
News

President Obama Lets Alleged Source of Stuxnet Leak Walk Free

President Barack Obama gave Gen. James Cartwright a full pardon for lying to the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.17
security

Power Plants Are Hackable Because Employees Are Still Using Pagers

Many use the vintage gadget to send and receive unencrypted messages, leaving huge systems vulnerable to infiltration and attack.
Joseph Cox
10.25.16
Leak

Former NSA Staffers: Rogue Insider Could Be Behind NSA Data Dump

Who’s really behind one of the most shocking data dumps ever? Another theory emerges.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.17.16
News

The Current Highest Bid for Alleged NSA Data is 999,998.371 Bitcoin Short

The auction to get the rest of the alleged NSA hacking tools isn’t going great for now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.17.16
russia

Hack of NSA-Linked Group Signals a Cyber Cold War

Whoever hacked the NSA-linked "Equation Group" wanted to send a clear message to the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.16