Hacks And Leaks

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
space drama

Russia Space Chief Suggests International Space Station Leak Could Be Sabotage

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, known for bombastic comments, said it was “a matter of honor” to “find the one responsible” for the puncture.
Becky Ferreira

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
Mum's The Word

The NSA Just Released 136 Historical Propaganda Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s, the NSA was very worried about employees spilling secrets. Here’s some of the best internal propaganda posters that taught them to keep their mouths shut.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

'Disappearing' Signal Messages Are Stored Indefinitely on Mac Hard Drives

If you use the Signal desktop app, be careful with your notification settings.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ctrl C Ctrl V

This Tool Can Help Identify Leakers Who Copy and Paste Secret Info

Some applications and websites don’t render and display so called “zero-width characters.” A developer created a tool to hide these invisible characters in plain sight, and then use them to identify who copied and pasted the original text.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

How to Securely Contact Motherboard

Here are all the ways you can safely and anonymously send us news tips and documents.

Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is a 'Fundamental Threat to the Free Press'

"To hold a citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage us all."
Sarah Jeong

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
Carefully Worded Statements

Whoops: The DOJ May Have Confirmed Some of the Wikileaks CIA Dump

The US government says it wants to keep some of the now-public documents out of court because they contain classified material, suggesting that they could be authentic.
Joseph Cox
Internet Insecurity

Google Search Results Still Expose Sensitive Data Leaked by ‘CloudBleed’ Bug

Despite helping fix the bug, Google hasn’t cleaned up all the exposed leaked data from its search results.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Meet the People Who Create Fake Video Game Leaks

Why would someone make fake video game news?
Willie Clark