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Details emerge after an honest Tesla employee thwarted a ransomware plot

Elon Musk confirmed last week that a Tesla employee reported a credible ransomware plot. The employee had been offered $1 million dollars to install the ransomware at their Giga Nevada facility, according to the FBI. Via Wired, which has excellent coverage of the details: Earlier this month, according to a recently unsealed criminal complaint, a ...

Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since then, the car hacking world has bustled with security researchers looking to find new bugs — and ways to exploit them — in a ...

Hackers say ‘jackpotting’ flaws tricked popular ATMs into spitting out cash

In 2010, the late Barnaby Jack, a world-renowned security researcher, hacked an ATM live on stage at the Black Hat conference by tricking the cash dispenser into spitting out a stream of dollar bills. The technique was appropriately named “jackpotting.” A decade on from Jack’s blockbuster demo, security researchers are presenting two new vulnerabilities in ...

Twitter hacker’s bond hearing “hacked” by Zoombombers

Well perhaps unsurprisingly the accused Twitter hacker-Bitcoin thief’s first (virtual) hearing was shut down within 25 minutes due to relentless Zoombombing. (It ended a minute after this when someone screenshared a **** Hub video.) pic.twitter.com/fGiceq4WfN

— Jen Wieczner (@jenwieczner) August 5, 2020

The Zoom bond hearing for Graham Clark, 17, who ...