infosecurity

Interviews

Eugene Kaspersky Says the Worst Case Hacking Scenarios Probably Won't Happen

"I'm paranoid, but optimistic," says the infosecurity legend about the looming threat of a Hackpocalypse.
Andrada Fiscutean
10.19.16
security

Those 68 Million Hacked Dropbox Account Details Are Free to Download

Motherboard previously reported that hackers had stolen over 60 million accounts in a 2012 breach.
Joseph Cox
10.3.16
politics

Voter Records Get Hacked a Lot, And You Can Just Buy Them Anyway

The recent hack of two state election databases is small fry compared to others, and voter records are legally available too.
Joseph Cox
8.29.16
security

​Smart Electrial Sockets Could Be the Next Botnet

Researchers found a vulnerability that poses both physical and online security risks for the user.
Andrada Fiscutean
8.19.16
Apple

The FBI Wants Backdoors Because Hacking Is Hard

The Bureau is getting big bucks to fight encryption, but complains it can’t compete in the hacking department.
Janus Kopfstein
4.20.16
crime

​FBI Warns About Ransomware Attacks Infecting Whole Networks

Ransomware isn’t just about pinching money from your granny anymore.
Joseph Cox
3.15.16
Hacking

How to Report On a Hack

Often, reporting on hacks is a patchwork of different techniques, in an attempt to provide as accurate a picture as possible.
Joseph Cox
3.4.16
china

Another Day, Another Hack: 20 Million—MILLION—Accounts on Taobao, China's Amazon

Hackers acquired a database of 99 million user names and passwords from other sites, and found plenty that worked on Taobao too.
Joseph Cox
2.4.16
security

A Giant Malware Sandbox Is Europol's Secret to Fighting Hackers

The Europol Malware Analysis System is a sandbox system designed to automatically detect and analyse malware.
Joseph Cox
12.1.15
Features

The Internet of Things Is Making Oil Production Vulnerable to Hacking

"What we’re seeing is a real revolution taking place inside all manufacturing types, especially oil and gas."
Jonathan Keane
11.17.15
crime

Ker-Ching: One Group of Hackers Was Apparently Making $30 Million a Year

That’s a serious payday.
Joseph Cox
10.6.15
News

Big Banks Worked with Hacking Team, Which Also Sells Spy Tools to Dictators

After a colossal hack, details of Hacking Team's business deals with big banks have emerged.
Joseph Cox
7.6.15