On a recent trip to Berlin, Alex Lomas’ acquaintance posed him a challenge: Can you find a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in the wild, and can you turn it on without its owner’s help? Lomas, a penetration tester with the British cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners, pulled out his phone, consulted the detection app…
Lawyers representing Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend, model Stella Maxwell, have contacted a number of websites that recently published nude photos of the couple “demanding” they take them down in accordance with copyright law.
A hacking collective known as The Dark Overlord has been holding TV shows for ransom and threatening to leak them over the past few months.
When they leaked the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, I thought to myself, “Well, at least this hacker has good taste.” And yet I spoke too soon! For what was next on the mischief maker’s checklist but ABC’s unaired, upcoming gameshow Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Singling out Steve Harvey programming, of all…
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During a panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin claimed once more that his government did not tamper with the United States presidential election. But, he remarked, it would have been very easy to do so.
On a recent trip to Disney World, I had an unusual experience. I rode a ride. It broke. We were evacuated, and a few minutes later, I got a picture on my phone. It was an empty raft sliding down Splash Mountain, taken at precisely the moment I was walking down the emergency stairwell. It was weird.
Following President Obama’s order for a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election,” multiple sources are telling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led…
I know we’re all under a great deal of stress right now, so I really do not want to cause unnecessary alarm. But pals, this is important: someone hacked their Alexa so that it speaks through a Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Over the course of this hemorrhaging artery of an election season, Donald Trump has been accused of nefarious dealings with Russia. And with good reason: the shrieking carbuncle in a red power tie that is—yes—still running for president has encouraged Russian hackers to spy on Hillary Clinton and has lauded president…
Ryan Collins, the Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to a felony hacking charge earlier this year in connection with the 2014 celebrity nude photo leak known as “The Fappening,” has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, authorities announced on Thursday.
Tim Kaine—Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Virginia senator, and America’s New Dad—recently drew comparisons between Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia hack Hillary Clinton’s email and the 1972 Watergate scandal.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has discovered that Russian hackers attacked Arizona’s voting systems. Illinois was the target of a second infiltration though the culprits are thus far unknown.
Following the hack that revealed personal information and photos about Leslie Jones on her own website, TMZ reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.
Comedian and actress Leslie Jones is reportedly the victim of a deeply invasive and dangerous hack that, along with the usual (but no less abhorrent) racist memes, has exposed her driver’s license and passport information, along with several private naked photographs of the Ghostbusters star on her own website.
In a 42-minute press conference in Florida today, Republican nominee and besuited Chucky doll Donald Trump criticized the media for what he sees as favorable coverage of Clinton. He then yelled directly at Russia to hack her shit.
Being famous for being famous isn’t easy. In tandem with the release of apps that let fans trade money for exclusive content, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters launched new websites this week. However, they left the personal data of some 891,340 users right out in the open. Oops.
Here’s something that’ll give you an incurable case of the creeps: Researchers tested nine different types of baby monitor and said they were all alarmingly vulnerable to hackers.
As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it's been easy—and to be honest a little fun—to take the voyeur's view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what's out there.
Police say nude photographs of a California high school teacher were sent to more than 200 students from his hacked email account.