Meet the guy who single-handedly took down North Korea’s internet


A US-based cyber security expert gets hacked by North Korea. He hacks back. Takes out the entire country’s limited internet for nine days. We get the story from Dina Temple-Raston, of the podcast Click Here.

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Inside the i-Soon papers and China’s secret world of hackers-for-hire

Illustration by Megan J. Goff

Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks

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China’s dominant role in producing hacking bugs

Global Security
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Relying on electronic voting machines puts us at risk, security expert says

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Ukraine asks FBI to help probe suspected Russian hack of Burisma

Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help to investigate a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.

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A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

Science & Technology

While nuclear war is a danger most people are aware of, cyber attacks could potentially be just as dangerous. Find out how escalating attacks on vulnerable infrastructure have some experts worried.

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Mueller’s Russia report outlines episodes of possible Trump obstruction

Conflict & Justice

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis are shown walking past military officials in dress uniforms during a welcoming ceremony in Skopje.

US Defense Secretary warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the country’s name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaking in Moscow, Russia, July 2018.

Russian hackers targeted US conservative think-tanks, says Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft said Tuesday that hackers linked to Russia’s government tried to target the websites of two right-wing US think-tanks.