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wannacry
wannacry

Windows Malware WannaCry Delays Manufacturing of the Next iPhone Processor

The world’s largest chip supplier admitted that the attack that brought production to a halt was caused by unpatched Windows 7 systems.
Samantha Cole
8.7.18
cyberattack
cyberattack

Town Reverts to Ancient Technologies After Getting Hacked

Matanuska-Susitna officials declared a state of emergency when a serious malware attack took down their systems.
Samantha Cole
8.2.18
When Spies Come Home
When Spies Come Home

Hacker Steals Customers' Text Messages from Android Spyware Company

A hacker has stolen text messages and call metadata from SpyHuman, a firm selling malware to the everyday consumer. It’s the fifth such consumer spyware company to be targeted recently.
Joseph Cox
7.9.18
underground
underground

NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company’s Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit

NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Joseph Cox
7.5.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

Hackers could have snuck malware past several popular third-party Mac security tools thanks to a mistake in how the tools were implementing Apple digital certificate APIs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.12.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use “VPNFilter” to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
malware
malware

Millions of Chrome Users Have Installed Malware Posing as Ad Blockers

Andrey Meshkov, the cofounder of ad-blocker AdGuard, took a look at the script in some popular ad-blocking knockoffs and found some shady business.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.19.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.2.18
From the Ashes
From the Ashes

New Spyware Company 'Grey Heron' Is Linked to Hacking Team

Grey Heron emerged from the controversial spyware vendor Hacking Team, and is looking to break into the European and North American markets.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.26.18
When Spies Come Home
When Spies Come Home

Military, FBI, and ICE Are Customers of Controversial ‘Stalkerware’

Consumer spyware is popular not just with the general population, but also with members of the US government.
Joseph Cox
2.23.18
When Spies Come Home
When Spies Come Home

Hacker Strikes ‘Stalkerware’ Companies, Stealing Alleged Texts and GPS Locations of Customers

Nearly a year after Motherboard reported the data breaches of two spyware companies, another hacker has independently targeted two more.
Joseph Cox
2.22.18