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Internet Insecurity

Flight Simulator Add-On Tried to Catch Pirates By Installing Password-Stealing Malware on Their Computers

Malware included in the installer for pirated versions of the game steals usernames and passwords from Chrome: 'This is by far one of the most extreme, and bizarre, methods of DRM we've ever seen.'
Joseph Cox
a day ago
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
4 days ago
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
Spyware World
Spyware World

A Spyware Company Audaciously Offers ‘Cyber Nukes’

Aglaya, one of the many firms trying to jump on the surveillance gold-rush, is now offering ridiculous capabilities that it compares to a nuclear strike, including at trade shows attended by government agencies.
Joseph Cox
1.22.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18
Tedium
Tedium

The Wildly Popular Christmas Game That Got Mistaken for Spyware

How 'Elf Bowling,' the incredibly popular viral game from 1999, became an early victim of what we might now call “fake news.”
Ernie Smith
12.26.17
malware
malware

Symantec: A Cryptocurrency Mining Malware 'Arms Race' Is Looming

The scheme is ramping up as cryptocurrencies become more valuable.
Jordan Pearson
12.20.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

The Hollowing Middle of the Surveillance Malware Market

Companies will have to choose between law enforcement in the West and authoritarian countries.
Collin Anderson
12.14.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Ethiopia Allegedly Spied on Security Researcher With Israel-Made Spyware

The digital rights watchdog Citizen Lab has exposed a new spyware company that sells surveillance technology to governments.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

WikiLeaks Starts Releasing Source Code For Alleged CIA Spying Tools

The secret-spilling organization launches a new series where it will release the source code of alleged CIA tools from the Vault 7 series.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.9.17
malware
malware

20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US

And infection rates could rise.
Jordan Pearson
11.9.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Infrastructure for the ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Appears to Have Shut Down

Most of the servers and sites used by the hackers behind the ransomware are down just a day after the outbreak started.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.25.17