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Op-Ed
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
News
News

Hackers Say They Hacked NSA-Linked Group, Want 1 Million Bitcoins to Share More

A mysterious group claims to have stolen some hacking tools allegedly belonging to the NSA.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.15.16
The Hacks We Can't See
The Hacks We Can't See

British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents

A shadowy GCHQ unit used several Twitter accounts to try to influence protests in Iran and across the region since 2009.
Mustafa Al-Bassam
7.29.16