Hacking

Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18
mueller investigation
mueller investigation

Basic Digital Security Could Have Prevented One of the Biggest Political Scandals in American History

Russia hacked the Clinton campaign in large part because John Podesta didn't bother to turn on two-factor authentication.
Jason Koebler
7.13.18
mueller investigation
mueller investigation

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers, Including 'Guccifer 2.0,' For Hacking Democrats

The 'lone Romanian hacker' who broke into the DNC was actually a team of Russian intelligence officers funded by Bitcoin, the indictment says.
Jason Koebler
Matthew Gault
7.13.18
check-up
check-up

Timehop Just Leaked Your Phone Number, Here’s What You Need to Do

A hacker learning your phone number can be the start of all sorts of account hijack mischief. The Timehop breach is probably a good time to protect yourself against SIM jacking.
Joseph Cox
7.9.18
gotcha
gotcha

Pranksters Are Making LinkNYC Booths Play Ice Cream Van Music

LinkNYC's Wi-Fi and communication booths are taunting New Yorkers during a heatwave thanks to a clever prankster.
Joseph Cox
7.3.18
Hacking
Hacking

When ‘The World’s Most Famous Hacker’ Hacked a McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In

When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.29.18
hackers
hackers

We Need to Change the Dictionary Definition of 'Hacker'

Most dictionaries, as well as popular culture, mistakenly define “hacker” with a malicious connotation. It’s time to change that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.28.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Online Betting Site Left Employees' Logins and Passwords Open to Hackers

The British betting site BetVictor allegedly left several administrative logins and passwords exposed through a search feature on its site, potentially allowing hackers to break into its internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.27.18
Tesla Lawsuit
Tesla Lawsuit

Elon Musk Calls Tesla Leaker a 'Horrible Human Being' in Heated Email Exchange

Emails between the Tesla CEO and fired employee show the men beefing in private.
Sarah Emerson
6.21.18
Tesla Lawsuit
Tesla Lawsuit

Tesla Alleges an Employee Stole Gigabytes of Trade Secrets

The company has filed a lawsuit against former employee Martin Tripp for allegedly hacking confidential information and sending it to unidentified sources.
Sarah Emerson
6.20.18
Vault 7
Vault 7

WikiLeaks Shares Alleged Diaries of Accused CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte

The secret-spilling organization posted a series of first-person missives allegedly written by Joshua Schulte. The undated letters chronicle Schulte’s arrest and time in jail.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.19.18