At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story. Continue reading The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet
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How a Crusade to Save Children Landed a Hacker in Prison
One afternoon in a modest, hilltop home in West Hartford, Connecticut, Linda Pelletier, a sandy-blond mother of four, opened a greeting card from her 15-year-old daughter, Justina. To her surprise, a small, intricately folded piece of paper slipped out from inside. It was an origami fortune teller. Pelletier poked her thumbs and forefingers under the flaps, spread them apart, then unfolded the flap that faced her. A chill shot through her as she read the message, written as tiny as her daughter’s handwriting would allow: “I’m being tortured.”
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Is This How a Hacker Got the Panama Papers?
Since the first reports of the massive Panama Papers leak, Mossack Fonseca—the company responsible for creating offshore accounts for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people—has claimed the leak was the result of an outside hack. Recent reports have pointed to an outdated Outlook login and web portal software as possibly weak security points in Mossack’s network.
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Hackers Ground Planes After Hijacking an Airline’s Flight Plan System
A cyberattack on Polish airline LOT left ten flights canceled this Sunday, stranding around 1,400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.
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