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Twitter Insiders Allegedly Spied for Saudi Arabia

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In charges released Wednesday, the Justice Department accused two former Twitter employees, Ahmad Abouammo and Ali Alzabarah, of abusing their internal system privileges to spy on target users and pass the information they collected to Saudi Arabia. The criminal complaint also alleges that it was trivial for them to do so—a chilling reminder of how […]

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Scammers Are Exploiting a Firefox Bug to Freeze Your Browser

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Scammers are actively exploiting a bug in Firefox that causes the browser to lock up after displaying a message warning that the computer is running a pirated version of Windows that has been hacked. The message, which appears without any any user interaction upon visiting a site, reads: Please stop and do not close the […]

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The Story of Sandworm, the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

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Over the last half decade, the world has witnessed a disturbing escalation in disruptive cyberattacks. In 2015 and 2016, hackers snuffed out the lights for hundreds of thousands of civilians in the first power outages ever triggered by digital sabotage. Then came the most expensive cyberattack in history, NotPetya, which inflicted more than $10 billion […]

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The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don’t Panic

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When Microsoft revealed last May that millions of Windows devices had a serious hackable flaw known as BlueKeep—one that could enable an automated worm to spread malware from computer to computer—it seemed only a matter of time before someone unleashed a global attack. As predicted, a BlueKeep campaign has finally struck. But so far it’s […]

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Russian Hackers Are Still Targeting the Olympics

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Russia’s state-sponsored hackers have a few predictable fixations: NATO-country embassies. Hillary Clinton. Ukraine. But a less expected target has somehow remained in their sights for more than three years: the Olympics—and specifically anyone who would dare to accuse Russian athletes of cheating. On Monday, Microsoft revealed in a blog post that the Russian hacking group […]