The McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist

Six months ago, a tiny startup called Kytch sued Taylor, the billion-dollar manufacturer of McDonald’s notoriously broken ice cream machines. For years Kytch had sold a small device that hacks those ice cream machines, letting McDonald’s restaurant owners better diagnose their maladies and make them work more reliably—only to find, according to Kytch’s legal complaint, […]

Devious ‘Tardigrade’ Malware Hits Biomanufacturing Facilities

When ransomware hit a biomanufacturing facility this spring, something didn’t sit right with the response team. The attackers left only a halfhearted ransom note, and didn’t seem all that interested in actually collecting a payment. Then there was the malware they had used: a shockingly sophisticated strain dubbed Tardigrade. As the researchers at biomedical and […]

A Canadian Teen Was Arrested in a $36.5M SIM-Swap Heist

This week saw a flurry of activity related to hackers in Iran. On Wednesday, a joint advisory from the US, UK, and Australia said that Iranian nation state hackers were targeting critical infrastructure targets. The following day, the US Justice Department indicted two Iranian men in connection with 2020 election interference. Russia and China may […]

Iranian Hackers Are Going After US Critical Infrastructure

Organizations responsible for critical infrastructure in the US are in the crosshairs of Iranian government hackers, who are exploiting known vulnerabilities in enterprise products from Microsoft and Fortinet, government officials from the US, UK, and Australia warned on Wednesday. A joint advisory published Wednesday said an advanced-persistent-threat hacking group aligned with the Iranian government is […]