hacking

  • 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…...
  • Social Engineers Spoof Corporate Security at DEFCON 25 Hacking CTF

    August 7, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV – Ever since DEFCON 18, there has been a village within the conference dedicated to the art of human hacking, also known as Social Engineering. By the village’s definition, social engineering is “any act that influences a person to take an action…...
  • Hacking Drones With Ultrasonic Pulses at DEFCON

    July 28, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV – Unicorn Riot journalists are currently reporting from DEFCON 25 in Las Vegas, where hackers of all flavors come together to present the most cutting edge in a long list of hacking skills. Over the four day convention, DEFCON will host speakers…...
  • The Solecast # 19 with Vivien Weisman on The Hacker Wars

    December 15, 2015
    Direct MP3 Download here Subscribe to the Solecast here An in-depth interview with Cuban born director Vivien Weisman. We discuss the hacker ethic, the importance of whistleblowers & the confluence of hacking & leaking. Vivien talks in depth about the importance of “activist journalism” and…...
  • Missouri National Guard Utilizes UFED To Extract Cellphone Data – Deprogram Ep. 14

    August 7, 2015
    According to Missouri training documents the Missouri National Guard, under State Partnership Program with Republic of Panama, trains how to extract cell phone data using a “Universal Forensics Extraction Device” (UFED).        …...