government hacking

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How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18
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
Internet Insecurity

Egyptian Human Rights Activists Are Being Targeted in 'Dangerous' Hacking Campaign

Since last November, hackers have been relentlessly trying to break into the online accounts of dozens of Egyptian human rights and civil liberties activists.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.2.17
News

Malware Hunters Catch New Android Spyware For Governments In The Wild

The new spyware was likely made by a new Italian spyware startup called Raxir.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.15.16
News

FBI Is One Step Closer To Getting Legal Authority To Hack Computers Everywhere

Privacy activists are calling for Congress to reject the change.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.28.16
Hacking

This Technicality Could Spoil the FBI’s Dark Web Hacking Operations

The rule says that if the feds don't know where the target computer is, they can't legally hack it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.21.16
News

Government Employees Got Hacked and Didn’t Find Out Until Facebook Told Them

Iranian hackers allegedly broke into the social media accounts of several State Department employees...and the victims didn’t notice until Facebook told them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.24.15
News

Researchers Find ‘Impossible to Trace’ Spyware in 32 Countries

Despite last year’s hack, FinFisher is alive and well.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.15.15
security

The US Wants to Regulate Surveillance Software Like Weapons

Proposed rules on spyware have the right idea but are too broad, experts say.
Joseph Cox
5.20.15