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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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