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...

VPN Hacks Are a Slow-Motion Disaster

Recent spying attacks against Pulse Secure VPN are just the latest example of a long-simmering cybersecurity meltdown. This year has seen no shortage of blockbuster hacks, from the SolarWinds supply chain meltdown...

Signal's Founder Hacked a Notorious Phone-Cracking Device

Plus: App Store scams, an anti-surveillance bill, and more of the week’s top security news.This week, Apple’s spring product launch event was marred by a ransomware attack against one of its...

Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak

Days after a massive Facebook data leak made the headlines, it seems like we’re in for another one, this time involving LinkedIn. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has...

Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

THE PROFILE NAMES, email addresses, and phone numbers of over 500 million Facebook users have been circulating publicly online for nearly a week. It took days for Facebook to finally acknowledge the root cause, an issue...

Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown Is an Act of ‘Vast Self-Harm’

On Friday the military junta shut off connectivity across the country. There’s no sign of when it will return. From June 2019 until this February, 1.4 million people in Myanmar's Rakhine state...

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