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How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet

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One of the world’s most notorious spammers appears to have been tripped up by a basic cybersecurity no-no, according to the FBI: He used the same log-in credentials to both run his criminal enterprise and also log into sites like iTunes. The Justice Department announced Monday that it had successfully targeted a man prosecutors called […]

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That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud

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The sound of Dallas’s 156 emergency sirens blaring in unison unsettled many of the city’s residents. They sounded about 15 times in all, with each signal lasting 90 seconds—all the while, with no tornado in sight. They were instead triggered by unknown hackers, who also managed to poignantly (if unintentionally) raise awareness about the threat […]

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How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

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The traditional model of hacking a bank isn’t so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. But one enterprising group of hackers targeting a Brazilian bank seems to have taken a more comprehensive and devious approach: One weekend afternoon, they rerouted all of the bank’s […]

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Russian Hackers Have Used the Same Backdoor for Two Decades

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About a year ago, the two-decade-old trail of a group of Russian hackers led Thomas Rid to a house in the quiet southern English village of Hartley Wintney. Rid, a cybersecurity-focused political science professor and historian, wrote a long-shot email to David Hedges, a 69-year-old retired IT consultant who lived there. Rid wanted to know […]

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Marco Rubio Says Hack Attempts From Russia Targeted Him, Too

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Hillary Clinton may not have been the only Trump opponent who came into the sights of Russian hackers during the 2016 election. According to testimony in a Senate hearing today, so did one of President Trump’s Republican primary adversaries: Senator Marco Rubio. In a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Rubio revealed for the first […]