Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

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

Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Non-Stop Botnet Attacks

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

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...

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

Since the WannaCry ransomware ripped through the internet late last week, infecting hundreds of thousands of machines and locking up critical systems...

What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack’s Scary Method

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually...

The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers

As the WannaCry ransomware epidemic wreaked havoc across the globe the last three days, cybersecurity researchers and victims alike have asked themselves...

The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

The WannaCry ransomware attack has quickly become the worst digital disaster to strike the internet in years, crippling transportation and hospitals globally....

The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’

Two days before France’s recent presidential election, hackers leaked nine gigabytes of emails from candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign onto the web. Since...

Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

After a hacked US election covered in Russian fingerprints, it’s easy to assume that Friday’s megaleak of emails from France’s president-elect Emmanuel...

Hackers Leak a Huge Email Trove Ahead of French Election

Another presidential election, another massive data dump seemingly intended to sabotage a center-left candidate. But in the case of France’s impending runoff,...