The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware

An attack has crippled the company’s operations—and cut off a large portion of the East Coast’s…

Feds Arrest an Alleged $336M Bitcoin-Laundering Kingpin

The alleged administrator of Bitcoin Fog kept the dark web service running for 10 years before…

They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War

Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken…

US Sanctions on Russia Rewrite Cyberespionage’s Rules

The US has sent a loud message to Moscow—though what it's saying isn’t exactly clear.

Hackers Are Exploiting Discord Links to Serve Up Malware

Beware of links from platforms that got big during quarantine.

Signal Adds a Payments Feature—With Cryptocurrency

The encrypted messaging app is integrating support for MobileCoin in a bid to keep up with…

A Homecoming Queen Was Arrested for Alleged Vote Hacking

Plus: A mysterious zero-day spree, a high-profile hacker indictment, and more of the week’s top security…

Foreign Meddling Flooded the 2020 Election—but Not Hackers

A new ODNI report shows how extensive Russian and Iranian influence operations were, but it doesn’t…

‘Retaliation’ for Russia’s SolarWinds Spying Isn’t the Answer

It will be hard pointing to a specific line the Kremlin crossed that the US hasn't…

Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims

A single group appears to have infiltrated tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers in an…