The week of August 10, 2014


The fall of the FBI’s most-wanted cybercriminal

By Kevin Collier

An inside look at the sting operation that brought down Jeremy Hammond.


How an Xbox hack became a weapon of war in Syria

By Patrick Howell O'Neill

The strange saga of Blackshades RAT.

FBI informant led cyberattacks on Turkey’s government

By Dell Cameron

Previously unseen chatlogs show Hector “Sabu” Monsegur orchestrated cyberattacks abroad.

Me IRL: Vivien Lesnik Weisman

By Dell Cameron

The director of The Hacker Wars sounds off on the rise of the fifth estate.


How to tell if you’ve been hacked—and what to do about it

By Aaron Sankin

If you’re on the Internet, it’s going to happen. Here’s what you need to know.

What the media gets wrong about hackers

By Gregg Housh

The reality of hacking is fairly boring, with rare moments of pure drama.

The law that lets police hack your email

By Greg Nojeim and Jake Laperruque

It’s time to reboot our electronic privacy laws.