Government Monitoring Won't Stop the Next SolarWinds Campaign, Experts Say

The SolarWinds hacking campaign has raised a lot of questions about why intruders behind the operation, believed to be from Russia, weren't caught sooner as they moved through government and private networks for months undetected.


Using Someone Else's Netflix Password Is Likely to Get Harder

Think twice before sharing that Netflix password. The streaming service for years turned a blind eye to password sharing, but recently started prompting some of its users to verify their identity through a text message. Netflix Inc.'s rivals, including AT&T Inc.'s HBO Max, Walt Disney Co.


RedTorch Formed from Ashes of Norse Corp.

Remember Norse Corp., the company behind the interactive "pew-pew" cyber attack map shown in the image blow? Norse imploded rather suddenly in 2016 following a series of managerial missteps and funding debacles. Now, the founders of Norse have launched a new company with a somewhat different vision: RedTorch, which for the past two years has...


A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16

A gaping flaw in SMS lets hackers take over phone numbers in minutes by simply paying a company to reroute text messages. Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard's podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. I didn't expect it to be that quick.


Encrypted Phone Firm Encrochat Used Signal Protocol

The news shows what police may do when confronted with robust, end-to-end encryption: turn to hacking the phone itself.


FBI: Phishing emails are spreading this sophisticated malware | ZDNet

A new spear-phishing campaign is attempting to infect PCs with Trickbot, one of the most prevalent and potent forms of malware around today, a joint advisory from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CIA) has warned.


Carmakers Strive to Stay Ahead of Hackers

The effects of a breach of a car, or fleet, could be devastating. Auto manufacturers and suppliers have aggressive plans, and a lot of firewalls. In your garage or driveway sits a machine with more lines of code than a modern passenger jet.