Someone Posted Weed and Viagra Spam On a US Department of Agriculture Site

The USDA blamed the issue on a "web form" that was abused to post spam.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
maker faire

The Coolest Things We Saw at World Maker Faire

Once a year, thousands of artists and makers descend upon New York City for Maker Faire, a celebration of all things DIY.
Daniel Oberhaus
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Steal Credit Cards From Newegg, Researchers Say

The group responsible for the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches hit the PC and electronics giant.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Feds Charge North Korean For WannaCry, Sony Hack

Park Jin Hyok is allegedly linked to some of the most significant cyber attacks in recent history, working for a front company that funds the North Korean regime, the Department of Justice says.
Joseph Cox
Hackers Gonna Hack

Hacker Camp Makes DIY Phones, Is Bombarded by DIY IMSI Catcher

At this year's Electromagnetic Field hacking and culture festival, attendees' badges were fully functioning phones. But hackers gonna hack.
Joseph Cox
Internet Insecurity

Google Notifies People Targeted by Secret FBI Investigation

Dozens of people reported receiving an email from Google revealing a potential FBI investigation into people who purchased malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company Exposed ‘281 Gigabytes’ of Children’s Photos Online

Consumer spyware company Family Orbit confirmed that it left its cloud storage servers vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company That Marketed to Domestic Abusers Gets Hacked

A hacker broke into the servers of TheTruthSpy, one of the most notorious stalkerware companies out there, and stole logins, audio recordings, pictures, and text messages, among other data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Stole Personal Data of 2 Million T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile disclosed an “incident” in which hackers accessed "some" customers' personal information—but no financial data or passwords.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
When Spies Come Home

Spyware Company Leaves ‘Terabytes’ of Selfies, Text Messages, and Location Data Exposed Online

A company that sells surveillance software to parents and employers left “terabytes of data” including photos, audio recordings, text messages and web history, exposed in a poorly-protected Amazon S3 bucket.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Port Out Scam

Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars

Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Scammers tricked victims to pay ransom in bitcoin for compromising video that didn't exist.
Joseph Cox