Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail
Europe’s Digital Markets Act requires interoperability between popular messaging apps. But experts warn encryption could be compromised.
New Lapsus$ Hack Documents Make Okta’s Response Look More Bizarre
Documents shed some light on how Okta and its subprocessor Sitel reacted to a breach, but they don’t explain the apparent lack of urgency.
The Fragile Open Source Ecosystem Isn't Ready for 'Protestware'
A recent uptick in disruptions to open source software, including incidents aimed at objecting to Russia's war in Ukraine, have left the community on edge.
Feds Allege Destructive Russian Hackers Targeted US Refineries
The Justice Department unsealed indictments against four alleged Russian hackers said to have targeted US energy infrastructure for nearly a decade.
A Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine
The biggest hack since Russia’s war began knocked thousands of people offline. The spillover extends deep into Europe.
The Third-Party Okta Hack Leaves Customers Scrambling
Authentication firm Okta's statements on the Lapsus$ breach fails to answer key questions.
The Future of Digital Cash Is Not on the Blockchain
If you want the privacy of paper money, you need something that leaves no paper trail.
How Police Abuse Phone Data to Persecute LGBTQ People
In many parts of the world, law enforcement uses WhatsApp chats, text messages, and photos from confiscated phones as "evidence" against persecuted groups.
Are You Being Tracked by an AirTag? Here’s How to Check
Useful advice for anyone worried that one of Apple’s trackers is following them without consent.
TSA’s First Crack at Guarding Pipelines From Hackers Falls Short
Plus: Anonymous dedicates a hack to Hillary Clinton, Google researchers expose Exotic Lily, and more.
A Developer Altered Open Source Software to Wipe Files in Russia
The author of a popular application pushed out an update containing malicious code in an effort to sabotage computers in the country.
Putin and Biden Must Choose: How Does Russia Want to Lose?
As Russia's failures mount in its war against Ukraine, can Biden prevent an isolated Putin from doing the unthinkable?
'This Is Really, Really Bad': Lapsus$ Gang Claims Okta Hack
Lapsus$ leaking Microsoft source code would be bad enough. Breaching Okta could be much, much worse.
Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows
Members of the hacker gang may act in Russia’s interest, but their links to the FSB and Cozy Bear hackers appear ad hoc.
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The Big, Baffling Crypto Dreams of a $180 Million Ransomware Gang
Leaked files from cybercrime group Conti show it started building a crypto payment platform, a social network—and even had plans for a casino.
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The Workaday Life of the World’s Most Dangerous Ransomware Gang
A Ukrainian researcher leaked 60,000 messages from inside the Conti ransomware group. This is what they reveal.
The Lapsus$ Hacking Group Is Off to a Chaotic Start
Telegram polls. Unusual demands. The latest extortion gang is on an unorthodox rampage.
Russia Wants to Label Meta an ‘Extremist Organization’
Plus: A satellite hack, ransomware extradition, and more of the week’s top security news.
Chinese Spies Hacked a Livestock App to Breach US State Networks
Vulnerabilities in animal tracking software USAHERDS and Log4j gave the notorious APT41 group a foothold in multiple government systems.
War Is Calling Crypto’s ‘Neutrality’ Into Question
War in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia have made cryptocurrency a hot potato for international politics.
Critical Bugs Expose Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Devices
The so-called Access:7 vulnerabilities are the latest high-profile IoT security fumble.
Hacktivists Stoke Pandemonium Amid Russia’s War in Ukraine
A wave of cyberattacks meant to make a statement and particularly buoy Ukraine could have unintended consequences.
Hackers Find a New Way to Deliver Devastating DDoS Attacks
Cybercriminals are exploiting a fleet of more than 100,000 misconfigured servers to knock websites offline.
Ice Cream Machine Hackers Sue McDonald's for $900 Million
Kytch alleges that the Golden Arches crushed its business—and left soft serve customers out in the cold.
How Ukraine's Internet Can Fend Off Russian Attacks
The besieged country's complex internet infrastructure has evolved to promote resiliency.
An ‘Unhinged’ Putin Threatens Dangerous Escalation in Ukraine
With no off-ramp in sight, Russia’s leader has put the country’s nuclear forces on alert.
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An Internet Troll Gives Nonalcoholic Spirits Startups the Spins
From false press releases to misleading domain names, one man has allegedly gone to great lengths to sabotage his competitors.