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

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

The arrest of Peter Yuryevich Levashov notches another win for the FBI’s top cyber talent. The post How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet appeared first on WIRED.

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

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

Emergency alert systems get hacked all the time. Consider this one a wake-up call. The post That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud appeared first on WIRED.

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Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Tax fraud is a free-for-all, it’s time to take back some control. The post Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State

Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State appeared first on WIRED.

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Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

In 2013, the world disposed of 1300 tons of Syria’s chemical weapons. It wasn’t enough. The post Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons appeared first on WIRED.

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

Weaponizing drones is one thing. Now, the drone itself is the weapon. The post So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles appeared first on WIRED.

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The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview

The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview

Trump had no interest in attacking Syria—until he saw images on television that left him no choice. The post The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter

Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter

On Thursday, Twitter got a chance to flex its free-speech championing muscle. The post Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

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Total-Takeover iPhone Spyware Lurks on Android, Too

Total-Takeover iPhone Spyware Lurks on Android, Too

A version of the nation-state favorite Pegasus software researchers found on iOS officially hit Android as well. The post Total-Takeover iPhone Spyware Lurks on Android, Too appeared first on WIRED.

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Sorry, But Susan Rice Is Not Your ‘Smoking Gun’

Sorry, But Susan Rice Is Not Your ‘Smoking Gun’

This is no “gotcha” moment in the Trump surveillance saga. The post Sorry, But Susan Rice Is Not Your ‘Smoking Gun’ appeared first on WIRED.

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How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation

Researchers at Kaspersky say a Brazilian bank’s entire online footprint was commandeered in a five-hour heist. The post How Hackers Hijacked a Bank’s Entire Online Operation appeared first on WIRED.

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American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App

American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App

Chris Rasmussen is on a mission, which makes sense, since he’s a spy. But this mission isn’t spooky. It’s geeky. The post American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App appeared first on WIRED.

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