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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks To Sow Disinformation

Over the past year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more recently...

Sweden Drops Assange’s Rape Case—But He’s Not Walking Free

For seven years, the specter of sex crime accusations have loomed over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Fighting extradition to Sweden kept him under house arrest in England, and...

Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks

Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet. The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off the web last September, including...

Another Ransomware Nightmare Could Be Brewing in Ukraine

Just as the reverberations from last week’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak have started to slow, a new threat has already cropped up. A virulent ransomware strain called XData has...

The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales

Two years ago this week, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for running the Silk Road, an unprecedented dark web bazaar for drugs and...

Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack

Monday night, a suicide bomber took the lives of at least 22 people—including an 8-year-old girl—at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Almost instantly, images and video...

Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform

Today, Chelsea Manning walked out of the military prison that held her for seven years, and into a world largely remade by her actions. “Whatever is ahead of...

High-Profile Extortion Hacks Aren’t Paying Off

This week, Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly revealed to employees that a hacker claimed to have stolen the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and threatened to release...

A WannaCry Flaw Could Help Some Windows XP Victims Get Files Back

Since the WannaCry ransomware ripped through the internet late last week, infecting hundreds of thousands of machines and locking up critical systems from health care to transportation, cryptographers...

If Nothing Else, Robert Mueller Could Bring Clarity to Trump’s Russia Ties

Rarely do political happenings solicit praise from both senator Chuck Schumer and denizens of far-right Twitter like Bill Mitchell. But the Department of Justice’s appointment of a special...

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