Thursday, May 19, 2022

Andy Greenberg

This Hacktivist Site Lets You Prank-Call Russian Officials

Robocalls have become a modern scourge, the destroyer of focus, the nuisance that somehow cannot be eradicated. But perhaps they can, at least, be repurposed to strike a very small and slightly absurd blow against the Russian government's unprovoked...

The Case for War Crimes Charges Against Russia’s Sandworm Hackers

On the other hand, Hultquist, a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, also wonders whether cyber war crimes should be a priority given Russia's ongoing physical war crimes in Ukraine. “There's a stark difference between cyberattacks and...

Data Brokers Track Abortion Clinic Visits for Anyone to Buy

If the war in Ukraine and Russia's still-unfolding atrocities there didn't offer enough fodder for doomscrolling, this week supplied a new dose of domestic crisis: A leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, demolishing a...

Is Leaking a SCOTUS Opinion a Crime? The Law Is Far From Clear

"Legal scholarship provides little clarity regarding § 641’s interpretation; only a few scholars have even recognized § 641’s application to information," reads a Columbia Law Review article about the statute's use for prosecuting leakers, written by Jessica Lutkenhaus, an...

North Koreans Are Jailbreaking Phones to Access Forbidden Media

For most of the world, the common practice of "rooting" or "jailbreaking" a phone allows the device's owner to install apps and software tweaks that break the restrictions of Apple’s or Google's operating systems. For a growing number of...

A $3 Billion Silk Road Seizure Will Erase Ross Ulbricht's Debt

The strange series of events that ultimately led to Ulbricht's restitution windfall first came to light in November 2020, when the Justice Department announced that it had seized nearly 70,000 bitcoins from someone it referred to only as Individual...

Feds Uncover a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Hacking Industrial Systems

Malware designed to target industrial control systems like power grids, factories, water utilities, and oil refineries represents a rare species of digital badness. So when the United States government warns of a piece of code built to target not...

Russia's Sandworm Hackers Attempted a Third Blackout in Ukraine

More than half a decade has passed since the notorious Russian hackers known as Sandworm targeted an electrical transmission station north of Kyiv a week before Christmas in 2016, using a unique, automated piece of code to interact directly...

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