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Internet Insecurity

Teen Allegedly Hacked Into Apple’s Network, Got Caught With ‘Hacky Hack Hack’ Folder

Australian police tracked down the teen after Apple detected the intrusion and alerted the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.18
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Stole 26 Million Email And Home Addresses Of Ticketfly Users

The data breach of the ticket and event company Ticketfly exposed the email addresses and other personal data of more than 26 million people, according to an analysis by Troy Hunt, of HaveIBeenPwned.com.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Mysteries

A Hacker Returned $17 Million In Stolen Ethereum

Why would a thief return their spoils?
Jordan Pearson
3.2.18
Headroom Hacker

Television's Most Infamous Hack Is Still a Mystery 30 Years Later

On November 22, 1987, someone hacked two local news broadcasts in Chicago to show Max Headroom. The hacker's motive and identity has never been discovered.
Caroline Haskins
11.22.17
Posteo

Hacker Behind Massive Ransomware Outbreak Can't Get Emails from Victims Who Paid

A German email provider has closed the account of a hacker behind the new ransomware outbreak, meaning victims can't get decryption keys.
Joseph Cox
6.27.17
computer history

The First Text Adventure Game Ever Is Finally Open Source

‘Colossal Cave Adventure’ is due for an update.
Jordan Pearson
5.29.17
WikiLeaks

The Man Who Made the Mistake of Trying to Help Wikileaks

In his first interview, former US government lab worker Jason Scott Katz tells Motherboard about how trying to decrypt one file led to an FBI raid, losing his job, moving to Iceland, and founding the Pirate Party there.
Kim Zetter
5.23.17
Not Lovin' It

A Hacker Stole the Personal Information of 95,000 McDonald’s Job Applicants

Maybe the Hamburglar?
Jordan Pearson
3.31.17
News

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

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Gives Rambling Speech at Cybersecurity Conference

The hacker blamed tech companies for data breaches and leaked new stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.13.16
News

Whoops! Man Accused of Being Part of CIA Hacking Group Had Already Been Doxed

Not all self-described hackers are good at hiding their identities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.9.16
News

DNC Hacker Denies Russian Link, Says Attack Was His ‘Personal Project'

In a new blog post, Guccifer 2.0 calls Hillary Clinton “false” and Donald Trump "sincere."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.30.16
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