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Google Moves to Block Invasive Spanish Spyware Framework

The commercial spyware industry has increasingly come under fire for selling powerful surveillance tools to anyone who can pay, from governments to criminals...

The Hunt for the Dark Web’s Biggest Kingpin, Part 6: Endgame

The direct ripple effects of that explosion of incriminating data, passed through so many institutions' records, aren't easy to track. But over the...

The Hunt for the Dark Web’s Biggest Kingpin, Part 5: Takedown

Rabenn remembers the atmosphere of that war room as more dead silence and sweaty, anxious tension than eagerness or anticipation. He knew the...

A Destabilizing Hack-and-Leak Operation Hits Moldova

It was a truly wild week in the tech industry as new details emerged about the FTX cryptocurrency exchange's collapse and Elon Musk...

Here’s How Bad a Twitter Mega-Breach Would Be

“Twitter has seemingly neglected security for a very long time, and with all the changes, there is risk for sure,” says David Kennedy,...

The Hunt for the Dark Web’s Biggest Kingpin, Part 4: Face to Face

The FBI agent, thinking quickly, avoided eye contact with Cazes and walked directly past him to the door. In the seconds it took...

Twitter’s SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is Melting Down

Following two weeks of extreme chaos at Twitter, users are joining and fleeing the site in droves. More quietly, many are likely scrutinizing...

The Hunt for the FTX Thieves Has Begun

That means it will be very difficult for the thieves to abscond with their profits in a spendable form without being identified, says...

Elon Musk Introduces Twitter Mayhem Mode

The United States took to the polls this week to vote in a high-stakes midterm election. With public trust in election systems at...

Russia’s Sway Over Criminal Ransomware Gangs Is Coming Into Focus

Russia-based ransomware gangs are some of the most prolific and aggressive, in part thanks to an apparent safe harbor the Russian government extends...

Elon Musk’s Twitter Is a Scammer’s Paradise

At the end of August, Sean Murphy was trying to book a flight between Nairobi, Kenya, and Entebbe, Uganda, with Kenya Airways. “The...

Russia’s New Cyberwarfare in Ukraine Is Fast, Dirty, and Relentless

Since Russia launched its catastrophic full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, the cyberwar that it has long waged against its neighbor has entered...

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