The Cl0p Bust Shows Exactly Why Ransomware Isn’t Going Away

Ukrainian authorities managed to make some high-profile arrests. But nothing’s going to change until Russia does the same.On Wednesday, as United States president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin prepared...

The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware

An attack has crippled the company’s operations—and cut off a large portion of the East Coast’s fuel supply—in an ominous development for critical infrastructure.For years, the cybersecurity industry has warned that...

ISPs Funded 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

The secret campaign, backed by major broadband companies, used real people’s names without their consent.The largest Internet providers in the US funded a campaign that generated “8.5 million fake comments” to...

Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 for Good

Plus: A Peloton data leak, Russian hacker details, and more of the week’s top security news.The most recent big iOS update, which makes it easier to opt out of ads...

Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable

Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.On Thursday, Twitter continued its grand tradition of embracing features users had unofficially...

A Ransomware Group Hit DC Police—Then Pivoted to Extortion

Warrantless searches, tracking troops, and more of the week’s top security news. It's been a busy week. There's a lot to catch up on. But before you continue reading, please take a...

Hackers Used ‘Mind-Blowing’ Bug to Dodge macOS Safeguards

The vulnerability was patched Monday, but hackers had already used it to spread malware. With macOS malware on the rise, Apple has been busy in recent years adding layers of protections that...

Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin

The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before the IRS caught up with him. For a decade, Bitcoin Fog has offered to obscure the...

AirDrop Is Leaking Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

Apple has known about the flaw since 2019 but has yet to acknowledge or fix it. AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is...

The New iOS Update Lets You Stop Ads From Tracking You

Facebook and other advertisers fought the move, but App Tracking Transparency is finally here. If you're sick of opaque ad tracking and don't feel like you have a handle on it, a...

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