Tuesday, March 2, 2021

What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of '2034'

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis discuss their inspirations, personal experiences, and what keeps them up at night.

2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

“Eventually, the Americans would find them. But by then it would be too late.”

What Life Is Like Under Myanmar's Internet Shutdown

One couple living in Yangon explain the impact of the military coup's terrifying censorship measures.

Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

Plus: Firefox blocks more tracking, how to fight a robodog, and more of the week’s top security news.

Clubhouse's Security and Privacy Lag Behind Its Huge Growth

The platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents. But the hardest part might be managing user expectations.

Hackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years

A Sandworm-adjacent group has successfully breached US critical infrastructure a handful of times, according to new findings from the security firm Dragos.

2034, Part V: Sailing Into Darkness

“Somewhere in that black hole was the Chinese fleet. She would be expected to find and destroy it.”

The Woman Bulldozing Video Games’ Toughest DRM

For Empress, cracking titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Immortals Fenyx Rising is more than a pastime. It's a mission.

China Hijacked an NSA Hacking Tool—and Used It for Years

The hackers used the agency’s EpMe exploit to attack Windows devices years before the Shadow Brokers leaked the agency’s zero-day arsenal online.

A Trippy Visualization Charts the Internet's Growth

In 2003, Barrett Lyon created a map of the internet. In 2021, he did it again—and showed just how quickly it's expanded.

Sites Have a Sneaky New Way to Track You Across the Web

Plus: A LastPass rate change, Clubhouse concerns, and more of the week's top security news.

Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security

In its latest Platform Security Guide, Cupertino raised the curtain on the critical features that protect against hackers.

Feds Indict North Korean Hackers for Years of Heists

The three men are allegedly part of a group that tried to steal $1.3 billion in an extended—and ongoing—cybercrime spree.

Parler Says It's Back

The platform was kicked off Amazon's servers. Now it says it's no longer relies on "Big Tech" for its infrastructure.

Malware Is Now Targeting Apple’s New M1 Processor

Two distinct strains of malware have already adjusted to the new silicon just months after its debut.
SecurityWeek

Dairy Giant Lactalis Targeted by Hackers

France-based dairy giant Lactalis revealed last week that it was targeted by hackers, but claimed that it had found no evidence of a data breach. The company said a malicious third party attempted to breach its computer network, but it...
Graham Cluley

Crypto firm Tether says it won’t pay $24 million ransom after being threatened with document leak

Controversial cryptocurrency developer Tether says it will not give in to extortionists who are demanding a 500 Bitcoin ransom payment (currently worth approximately US $24 million).
Bruce Schneier

Mysterious Macintosh Malware

This is weird: Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload...

What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of '2034'

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis discuss their inspirations, personal experiences, and what keeps them up at night.

2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

“Eventually, the Americans would find them. But by then it would be too late.”