I was already skeptical of NFTs. Then one stole my face.

3 months ago
Jillian C. York

The ongoing crypto collapse isn’t surprising to Jillian C. York after her likeness was turned into a non-consensual non-fungible token.

Will encryption be the new pro-choice litmus test?

‘You cannot be both pro-choice and anti-encryption:’ An encryption policy expert on digital security after Roe.

3 months ago

Nigeria’s electronic payments boom leaves some at risk for fraud

As fintech booms internationally, local consumer protection and cybersecurity policies haven’t always kept up.

3 months ago

The Entrepreneur and the Jihadist

The drone that would end Junaid Hussain’s short life in 2015 was the result of a series of avoidable events.…

6 months ago

How cybercrime remixed the Nigerian Music scene

The economics of Afrobeats, like many things in Nigeria, is tied to the economics of cybercrime.

6 months ago

A month into the Russian invasion, Ukraine is still mostly online

Heroic efforts by frontline technicians and a robust, competitive telecom market helped keep the country connected.

6 months ago

While Russian tanks attack, Ukrainian supporters hack back

Supporters of Ukraine at home and abroad are going on the offensive online.

6 months ago

The invasion of Ukraine started online long before troops marched on Kyiv

Tech reporter Daryna Antoniuk was displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is now covering it online.

7 months ago

Russia appears to deploy digital defenses after DDoS attacks

Russia appears to be geofencing its military website following attempts to knock it offline.

7 months ago

Meet the man who sued an Indian state over police facial recognition technology

SQ Masood's lawsuit is may set the stage for an ongoing legal fight over the future of facial recognition in…

8 months ago

Report: Going to the Beijing Olympics? Leave anything with an electron home

According to a new report, visitors to China during the Olympics who use local VPN software could unwittingly hand their…

9 months ago

Treasury Blacklists Eight Chinese Tech Firms for their Role in Uyghur Surveillance

The U.S. Treasury Department added eight Chinese technology firms, including drone maker DJI Technology Co Ltd, to an investment blacklist…

10 months ago

Biden Puts Top Chinese Military Medical Institute on Export Control Blacklist

control blacklist out of a growing concern that Beijing is using emerging medical technologies and “brain control weaponry” to boost…

10 months ago

China’s ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing to delist from NYSE, sell shares in Hong Kong

China's answer to UBer, Didi Chuxing, announced on Friday that it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and…

10 months ago

Tencent bows to Beijing’s pressure, opens WeChat groups to social media rivals

Chinese internet giant Tencent will allow more content from third-party social media rivals to open directly within its popular WeChat…

10 months ago

Group-IB helps Italian officials take down scammers selling COVID-19 docs via Telegram

Italian police announced that they had broken up a criminal gang selling hundreds of fake passes and certificates via Telegram.

10 months ago

China’s top policymaking body charts plan for science and technology ‘self-sufficiency’

China's top leadership unveiled a plan for developing homegrown science and technology with an eye toward Chinese "self-sufficiency."

10 months ago

How the pandemic pulled Nigerian university students into cybercrime

“I needed to do something. I needed to survive,” said one student who began committing cyber fraud in lockdown.

10 months ago

Former MI6 chief Sir Alex Younger on why “intelligence is fundamental” to cybersecurity

"For states, organizations and individuals, intelligence is fundamental to our ability to keep ourselves safe. Understanding your environment, understanding the…

1 year ago

FIN7 manager sentenced to 7 years for role in global hacking scheme

A key member of the international cybercrime group FIN7 was sentenced to 84 months in prison and ordered to pay…

1 year ago

Report: Commercial chat provider hijacked to spread malware in supply chain attack

Attackers hijacked the installer of a popular commercial chat provider to spread malware, according to a report published Friday by…

1 day ago

Mexican president confirms ‘Guacamaya’ hack targeting regional militaries

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed a widely reported cyberattack on Friday that leaked sensitive documents and emails from…

1 day ago

Microsoft confirms two Exchange Server zero days are being used in cyberattacks

Company confirms it is aware of “limited targeted attacks” using vulnerabilities.

1 day ago

U.S. fails in bid to extradite Brit for helping North Korea evade sanctions with cryptocurrency

The United States has failed in a bid to extradite a British citizen who it accused of helping North Korea…

1 day ago

Cyberattacks on Taiwan started several days before Pelosi arrival: report

The August cyberattacks targeting the government and infrastructure of Taiwan began days before U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the…

1 day ago

Former NSA employee charged with offering to sell cyber secrets to foreign gov’ts

A 30-year-old former National Security Agency (NSA) employee was charged in federal court on Thursday with attempting to sell sensitive…

2 days ago

Semiconductor industry faced 8 attacks from ransomware groups, extortion gangs in 2022

Several of the world’s leading semiconductor companies have faced ransomware attacks, extortion attempts and other malicious activity in 2022 —…

2 days ago

Finnish intelligence warns Russia ‘highly likely’ to turn to cyber in winter

The head of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Suojelupoliisi or SUPO) says it is “highly likely that Russia will turn…

2 days ago

Text scams leveraging IRS’s name to steal info have ‘increased exponentially’

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a warning on Wednesday that they have seen a recent increase in IRS-themed scams…

2 days ago

US candidate defeats Russian rival to head UN tech agency

Amid the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, and a battle for the future of the internet, the American contender…

2 days ago

Pentagon bug bounty program turns up nearly 350 vulnerabilities

White hat hackers uncovered almost 350 vulnerabilities inside the Defense Department’s networks during a week-long bug bounty program held earlier…

3 days ago

‘Witchetty’ group targeted Middle Eastern gov’ts, stock exchange of African nation

A cyber espionage group is targeting the governments of several Middle Eastern nations and has previously attacked the stock exchange…

3 days ago

The future of the internet is up for vote at the U.N.

Europe is this week hosting a contest for world power, but one that few people are aware of. Hundreds of…

3 days ago

A chess scandal brings fresh attention to computers’ role in the game

When the world’s top-rated chess player, Magnus Carlsen, lost in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup earlier this month,…

3 days ago

Hackers seek to help — and profit from — Iran protests

The safety of censorship evasion assistance offered by some hacker groups is unclear.

3 days ago

Senate panel approves open-source software bill, though future unclear

The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday easily approved legislation to better secure open-source software. The panel okayed the legislation,…

3 days ago

Botnet of devices infected with Chaos malware ‘rapidly growing’ across Europe

A multi-purpose malware written in the Go programming language is raising alarms among researchers worried about its spread in Europe.…

3 days ago

Nearly 700 ransomware incidents traced back to wholesale access markets: report

Researchers have traced almost 700 ransomware incidents back to wholesale access markets (WAM) — platforms where people sell access to…

3 days ago

Russia waging ‘most sustained and intensive cyber campaign on record,’ NCSC CEO says

Russia’s physical invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by “probably the most sustained and intensive cyber campaign on record” according…

3 days ago

Digital clues and the stories Ukraine’s mass graves tell

Mass graves offend something deep in the human conscience because they fly in the face of our instinct to honor…

4 days ago

International conflicts driving increased strength of DDoS attacks: report

Wars and regional disputes are fueling an increase in powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to a new report from…

4 days ago

Meta takes down hundreds of fake accounts linked to China and Russia

Social media giant Meta removed disinformation networks consisting of hundreds of fake accounts linked to Russia and China that targeted…

4 days ago

Australian cybersecurity minister lambasts Optus for ‘unprecedented’ hack

Australia’s cybersecurity minister criticized the country’s second largest telecommunications company for its response to what she called an “unprecedented theft…

5 days ago

TikTok could face £27 million fine for failing to protect UK children’s privacy

Social media platform TikTok could face a fine of £27 million after an investigation by the UK’s data protection watchdog…

6 days ago

IBM expands HBCU cybersecurity center program to 20 schools

IBM announced this week that it will be expanding its collaboration with Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs), bringing its…

6 days ago