hacking

  • Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

    November 17, 2019
    Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, of Cayman National Bank and Trust, which serves nearly 1,500 accounts in Isle of…...
  • Locating Missing Persons Using Open-Source Intelligence at DEFCON 27

    November 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV – At DEFCON 27 in Las Vegas, Unicorn Riot spoke with the organizers of an event where participants were asked to find information on real missing people in a competition called Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Missing Persons Capture The Flag (CTF). Many people…...
  • Hacking LIDAR: Changing What Autonomous Vehicles See

    October 17, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV – In the near future, automobile manufacturers are expected to begin rolling out autonomous driving vehicles that use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) lasers to see objects, roads, and people. These driver-less vehicles will soon be cruising down every major city street,…...
  • FBI Considered Espionage Act Charges Against WikiLeaks Over Declassified Files

    September 19, 2019
    In late 2011 and early 2012, the FBI considered Espionage Act charges on an alleged “WikiLeaks breach” in which “classified information may have been downloaded” according to a newly released document under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FBI “discovered”  that this “may…...
  • Anarchist Hacker Jeremy Hammond Summoned to Testify in Front of Grand Jury

    September 3, 2019
    Eastern District of Virginia – Imprisoned anarchist hacker Jeremy Hammond has been summoned to testify in front of a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. It is unclear what matters the federal grand jury is investigating but it is largely presumed to…...
  • Hacking Drones at DEFCON: “All Skyz Belong To Us”

    August 23, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – This years DEFCON hacking conference featured a new village called “DroneWarz”, which focused on the research and development of offensive and defensive drone technologies. The Drone Hacking Village (DroneWarz) offered multiple hacking challenges, including more than twelve skill-based drone hacking challenges…...
  • Hackers Discover Chinese Music Hidden in US Voting Machine Software

    August 21, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – The Voting Machine Hacking Village at this year’s DEFCON 26 hacking conference was crowded with hackers of all ages proving just how vulnerable the US voting system is to data tampering. Hackers demonstrated that practically anyone with a screw driver, flash…...
  • Queercon Brings Together LGBTQ InfoSec Community at DEFCON

    August 21, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – Over the past 15 years, Queercon has grown from a social group to a complete con-within-a-con at the yearly DEFCON hacking conference. Queercon has grown into the largest social network of LGBTQ hackers from around the world, and offers a space…...
  • Biohacker Stores Encrypted Data in DNA

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – Unicorn Riot sat down with self-described “biohacker” John Dunlap to discuss how recent advances in genetic sequencing and modification technology has allowed him to experiment with storing encrypted data in DNA. Dunlap described how biologically hiding encrypted data could help people…...
  • “We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

    March 5, 2018
    Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area ahead of his event. One such group is Patriot Front, which was formed after…...