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'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts

A security researcher discovered a flaw in a T-Mobile website that let hackers log in as any customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
Stalkerware
Stalkerware

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again

"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.16.18
why
why

The Biggest Cryptocurrency Mining Hack Yet Made a Grand Total of $24

Hackers loaded in-browser cryptocurrency miner Coinhive into UK, US, and Canadian government websites on Sunday.
Jordan Pearson
2.13.18
mining eh?
mining eh?

Hackers Used Ontario Government and CAMH Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers hijacked a popular plugin.
Jordan Pearson
2.12.18
Narrow Misses
Narrow Misses

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

UK and US government sites were affected.
Jordan Pearson
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
zero days
zero days

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
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
inseguridad en Internet
inseguridad en Internet

Why We Published the Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked in Spanish

Native Spanish speakers in the US face specific threats to their digital security.
Motherboard Staff
1.29.18
hacks
hacks

Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Were Vulnerable to Hackers for Two Years

Developers left the vulnerability unpatched for months after being alerted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.18
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation

After more than two years, the Italian prosecutors have nothing to show for their investigation into the spectacular hack of Italian surveillance tech vendor Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The Jailbreaking Community Is Bracing for Google to Publicly Drop an iPhone Exploit

A Google researcher announced that he is planning to release a powerful tool for iOS 11 that the security community thinks it can use to jailbreak the iPhone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.7.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Ex-NSA Hackers Worry China And Russia Will Try to Arrest Them

The US government has been indicting foreign government hackers, and American government hackers are worried China and Russia might start doing the same to them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.1.17