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Spyware Scandals Are Ripping Through Europe

The latest crisis that rocked the Greek government shows the bloc’s surveillance problem goes beyond the notorious NSO Group.

A New Tractor Jailbreak Rides the Right-to-Repair Wave

A hacker has formulated an exploit that provides root access to two popular models of the company’s farm equipment.

A Single Flaw Broke Every Layer of Security in MacOS

An injection flaw allowed a researcher to access all files on a Mac. Apple issued a fix, but some machines may still be vulnerable.

The US Offers a $10M Bounty for Intel on Conti Ransomware Gang

The State Department organization has called for people to share details about five key members of the hacking group.

Google's Android Red Team Had a Full Pixel 6 Pwn Before Launch

Before the flagship phone ever landed in users’ hands, the security team thoroughly hacked it by finding bugs and developing exploits.

The Hacking of Starlink Terminals Has Begun

It cost a researcher only $25 worth of parts to create a tool that allows custom code to run on the satellite dishes.

An Attack on Albanian Government Suggests New Iranian Aggression

A Tehran-linked hack of a NATO member marks a significant escalation against the backdrop of US-Iran nuclear talks.

You Pay More When Companies Get Hacked

Plus: Google delays the end of cookies (again), EU officials were targeted with Pegasus spyware, and more of the top security news.

The January 6 Secret Service Text Scandal Turns Criminal

Plus: The FCC cracks down on car warranty robocalls, Thai activists get targeted by NSO's Pegasus, and the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar continues. 

Amazon Handed Ring Videos to Cops Without Warrants

Plus: A wild Indian cricket scam, an elite CIA hacker is found guilty of passing secrets to WikiLeaks, and more of the week's top security news.

A New Attack Can Unmask Anonymous Users on Any Major Browser

Researchers have found a way to use the web's basic functions to identify who visits a site—without the user detecting the hack.

Russian ‘Hacktivists’ Are Causing Trouble Far Beyond Ukraine

The pro-Russian group Killnet is targeting countries supporting Ukraine. It has declared "war" against 10 nations.

Apple’s Lockdown Mode Aims to Counter Spyware Threats

Starting with iOS 16, people who are at risk of being targeted with spyware will have some much-needed help.

How to Avoid the Worst Instagram Scams

Fake sellers. Competitions. Crypto cons. There are plenty of grifts on the platform, but you don’t have to get sucked in.

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2022 So Far

From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year’s first half.

Gun Database Breach Leaks Details on Thousands of Owners

Plus: Indian hacker-for-hire groups, Chinese student espionage efforts, and more.

A New, Remarkably Sophisticated Malware Is Attacking Routers

Researchers say the remote-access Trojan ZuoRAT is likely the work of a nation-state and has infected at least 80 different targets.

Google Warns of New Spyware Targeting iOS and Android Users

The spyware has been used to target people in Italy, Kazakhstan, and Syria, researchers at Google and Lookout have found.

An Alleged Russian Spy Was Busted Trying to Intern at The Hague

Plus: Firefox adds new privacy protections, a big Intel and AMD chip flaw, and more of the week’s top security news.

Police Linked to Hacking Campaign to Frame Indian Activists

New details connect police in India to a plot to plant evidence on victims' computers that led to their arrest.

Conti's Attack Against Costa Rica Sparks a New Ransomware Era

A pair of ransomware attacks crippled parts of the country—and rewrote the rules of cybercrime.

How China Hacked US Phone Networks

Plus: Russia rattles its cyber sword, a huge Facebook phishing operation is uncovered, feds take down the SSNDOB marketplace, and more.

How the Amish Use Technology

Community members’ relationships to smartphones or the internet reflect local values and nuances of group identity.

The Hacker Gold Rush That's Poised to Eclipse Ransomware

As governments crack down on ransomware, cybercriminals may soon shift to business email compromise—already the world's most profitable type of scam.