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American Cyber Security Firm FireEye Denies Hacking Chinese Military

In a new book, New York Times reporter David Sanger made the explosive claim that cybersecurity firm Mandiant hacked into the laptops of Chinese military hackers. Now FireEye, which owns Mandiant, has vehemently denied the claims.
Joseph Cox
6.25.18
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Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
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Ex-NSA Director Says Companies Should Never Hack Back Because They Could Start Wars

Keith Alexander, the retired general who headed the NSA for nine years, is not a fan of letting companies go after hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.6.17
retaliatory measures

Email Provider ProtonMail Says It Hacked Back, Then Walks Claim Back

There’s plenty of appetite for "hacking back," but in many contexts it’s likely illegal for companies to retaliate against cybercriminals.
Joseph Cox
8.16.17
ethereum

How Coders Hacked Back to ‘Rescue’ $208 Million in Ethereum

"We were in the zone. We'd done this before."
Jordan Pearson
7.24.17
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This UK Company Is Making It Easier for Private Companies to 'Hack Back'

As the US considers legislation that would allow companies to strike-back against hackers, a UK firm is already making that step a little bit easier.
Joseph Cox
6.12.17
police

Notorious Hacker Phineas Fisher: I'm Alive and Well

The famed career of political hacker Phineas Fisher might have come to an end.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.17
politics

A Notorious Hacker Is Trying to Start a ‘Hack Back’ Political Movement

Is this the dawn of a new era of politically-motivated hacks?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.16
Hacking

The Vigilante Who Hacked Hacking Team Explains How He Did It

The hacker only known as Phineas Fisher shares the details of his attack on the controversial surveillance tech company Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.16