We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin’s talking points about “Russian hacking” in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it’s “consistent” with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a […]

Georgia Dems accused of ‘hacking voting system’ blame Rep rival for ‘power abuse’

The Democratic Party has firmly denied attempting to hack Georgia’s voter registration system after the state’s secretary, who is running for governor, leveled the meddling charges against them just days before the midterms. The Republican Secretary of State of Georgia accused his midterm rivals of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system just two days […]

New data shows China has “taken the gloves off” in hacking attacks on US

Enlarge / Well, that whole thing clearly worked out well, didn’t it? (credit: JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images) Remember the good old days, when the US and China were supposedly working out new norms for the cybers, and China was going to stop all that hacking of US companies to steal intellectual property? It turns out the […]

Fitbit data used to charge 90-year-old man in gruesome hacking murder case

Enlarge / Fitbit’s Alta HR, a fitness wristband with continuous heart rate monitoring. (credit: Getty | Dave Kotinsky) San Jose, California, police charged 90-year-old Anthony (Tony) Vincent Aiello in the gruesome death of his 67-year-old stepdaughter after obtaining dramatic health data recorded by her Fitbit Alta HR device. The stepdaughter, Karen Navarra, was found dead […]

Gadget Lab Podcast: Hacking Humans

On this episode, WIRED’s editor in chief Nick Thompson talks to best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari and Center for Humane Technology co-founder Tristan Harris about how social platforms expertly manipulate our thinking. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a5581f389368d1bf0bd6da8/master/pass/FEATURED-WIRED-Gear-logo-NEW.jpg

Hacking accusations against Russia a smear campaign timed with NATO cyberwarfare meeting – diplomat

The latest wave of accusations against Russia over alleged government-ordered hacking looks very much like a coordinated media attack timed with a NATO meeting of cyberwarfare, the Russian ambassador to UK told RT. On Thursday, the UK and the Netherlands claimed that they had foiled cyber attacks by Russian government hackers while the US indicted […]

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA’s “signals intelligence” monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA’s signals intelligence operations. (credit: National Security Agency) Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National […]