venezuela

Hacking

Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.15.19
cybercrime

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp social engineering scams have become common in the country.
Melanio Escobar
1.16.19
DRONES

Assassin Drones Are Here. Now What?

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
David Axe
8.7.18
State of Surveillance

Turkey's Government Tried to Hack Hundreds of Protesters Over Twitter, Researchers Say

A new report details a widespread campaign targeting several Turkish activists and protesters, using the infamous government malware made by FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
Banhammer

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

The Petro was meant to boost Venezuela’s economy, but it’s faced harsh criticism at home and abroad.
Jordan Pearson
3.19.18
Petro

Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Launch Was Amateur Hour

A last-minute blockchain switch saw scammers trying to cash in on the confusion.
Jordan Pearson
2.21.18
Petro

The Venezuelan Government Is Doing an Ethereum Token Sale to Support Its New Cryptocurrency

The government released the Petro's white paper on Tuesday.
Jordan Pearson
1.31.18
Motherboard Blog

Watch a Drone Take You Over the Edge of the World’s Highest Waterfall

Why do we have the urge to jump?
Sarah Emerson
4.29.16
politics

This Augmented Reality App Reveals the 'Truth' Behind Political Campaigns

Ahead of Sunday's elections in Venezuela, an app "reveals" hidden messages in campaign ads to highlight political propaganda.
DJ Pangburn
12.5.15
Motherboard Blog

Five Economies That Could Actually Use Bitcoin

As a fee-free platform for exchanging and storing and spending money, Bitcoin has a lot of potential in some volatile economies.
Kyle Torpey
4.30.14
Internet

Not Satisfied With Blocking Twitter and TV, Venezuela Shuts Off the Internet

Amid escalating protests, it will expand a government agency's powers to monitor and censor any online communication it deems a national security threat.
Meghan Neal
2.20.14
Motherboard Blog

Online and Off, Protesters Are Bombarding Venezuela's Government

Protests are happening from all sides.
Jason Koebler
2.13.14
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