US Air Force Defector Allegedly Helped Iran Hack Americans

US Air Force Defector Allegedly Helped Iran Hack Americans

Bella Wood The Iranian hackers, according to the indictment, used Witt's target profiles to send phishing emails and social media messages to her former colleagues, including one based in Afghanistan.

Cybersecurity Workers Scramble to Fix a Post-Shutdown Mess

Cybersecurity Workers Scramble to Fix a Post-Shutdown Mess

Furloughed cybersecurity employees returned to expired software licenses and web encryption certificates, colleagues burned out from working on skeleton crews, and weeks-worth of unanalyzed network activity logs.

The Cast of Black Panther Came to Win

The Cast of Black Panther Came to Win

This week: Black Panther starts picking up trophies, Deadpool has a big weekend in China, and Amazon is shelling out major money at Sundance.

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Night Shyamalan's trilogy-ending almost-superhero film Glass ruled the long-weekend box office, and Pixar lost a big director. Night Shyamalan's Glass won the box office, bringing in $47 million in North America during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children

This is according to a new report released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Inspector General, which finds that, since 2017, the Trump administration has separated thousands more children from their parents than it previously disclosed and that it tracked these kids in ad hoc, disparate databases, including Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Sharepoint accounts, further complicating the already tortured process of figuring out where those children are today.

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shapes a New Political Reality

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shapes a New Political Reality

Thus when a 29-year-old former bartender of Puerto Rican descent beats a senior Democratic leader of the House, and then proceeds to set the political agenda during her first week in office, it’s more than a cute social media story.

2018 Had the Biggest Box Office Ever. Thanks, Black Panther

2018 Had the Biggest Box Office Ever. Thanks, Black Panther

Ticket Masters The box office reached an all-time high in 2018 , earning nearly $12 billion in revenue in the United States alone—and eclipsing a previous record set in 2016.

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days

Sean Parker : So I see this thing, and I emailed some email address at Facebook, and I basically said, “I’ve been working with Friendster for a while, and I’d just like to meet you guys and see if maybe there’s anything to talk about.” And so we set up this meeting in New York—I have no idea why it was in New York—and Mark and I just started talking about product design and what I thought the product needed.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

In today's installment: Spider-Man swings to the top of the box office; Netflix announces the actors landing fizzgigs on its forthcoming Dark Crystal prequel; and good Ol' Charlie Brown comes to Apple.Spider-Man Is the Weekend KingpinSony's delightful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—a hyper-crowded animated adventure featuring teen web-slinger Miles Morales—landed at No. 1 at the US box office over the weekend, nabbing $35 million, fueled by largely positive reviews.

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

By that night, as the outside world was still debating whether NotPetya was criminal ransom­ware or a weapon of state-sponsored cyberwar, ISSP’s staff had already started referring to it as a new kind of phenomenon: a “massive, coordinated cyber invasion.”Amid that epidemic, one single infection would become particularly fateful for Maersk: In an office in Odessa, a port city on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast, a finance executive for Maersk’s Ukraine operation had asked IT administrators to install the accounting software M.E.Doc on a single computer.

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling Got

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling Got

GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling GotUS President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee in March.Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesThough sporadic hacker intrusions and phishing campaigns targeted political entities in the lead-up to November's midterm elections, things seemed pretty quiet overall on the election-meddling front in the US.

The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special,’ a ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer, and More Culture News

The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special,’ a ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer, and More Culture News

Special stars stage actor (and former starfighter) Lance Guest, and runs through January—just in time for your end-of-the-year Life Day festivities.Everything Is Awesome...rA newly released second trailer for next year’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part features a deeper look at the sequel to 2014’s deconstructing hit comedy.

Is California's Smoke Getting Worse? It's Complicated

Is California's Smoke Getting Worse? It's Complicated

"If you use intensity as a proxy for pollution—that is, if you assume stronger fires will produce more emissions like smoke—then by stint of that, yes, there ought to be more smoke," says atmospheric composition scientist Mark Parrington.A senior researcher at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Parrington tracks wildfires around the world to better understand their effect on pollution and public health.

RIP Stan Lee: What 20 Years of Lunches With the Comics Legend Taught Me

RIP Stan Lee: What 20 Years of Lunches With the Comics Legend Taught Me

He also loved to leave the office at about 5:30 pm with the sole purpose of heading home to spend time with his wife, Joan, who passed away last summer.Lunches were one thing, and Stan could justify that as “business”—but beyond that, during many years of what I can accurately describe as a friendship, I got Stan to socialize with me outside of business hours exactly once.

Citing No Evidence, Brian Kemp Accuses Georgia Democrats of Hacking

Citing No Evidence, Brian Kemp Accuses Georgia Democrats of Hacking

Now, two days before an election in which Kemp himself is the Republican candidate for governor, he has levied similarly unsupported charges—this time against his democratic opponents.The Georgia Secretary of State’s office released a short statement on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Democratic Party the previous evening, “after a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system.”The Democratic Party of Georgia sharply denied the accusations in a statement to reporters.

An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop

An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop

I’m thinking, “This is going to be a disaster.” But she sat down and started talking with Steve and she had all these great ideas.In February 2001, Apple moved the industrial design studio from across the street to Infinite Loop 2.Rubinstein: I didn’t like the idea—I thought they should be further away from Steve, so it’s a little more difficult for him to drop in any time he wanted.

With an Eco-Friendly Sneaker, Rothy’s Treads on New Ground

With an Eco-Friendly Sneaker, Rothy’s Treads on New Ground

At launch, The Sneaker will come with a standard version of this midsole with the option of purchasing a more arched version in the future.“It gives cushion without adding a lot of weight, fits into the bottom of the shoe really nicely, takes advantage of that cavity in the cup sole,” and lets customers keep their Rothy’s insole, which comes decorated with pattern and color, says Martin.

WIRED25: Welcome to Our Robot Petting Zoo

WIRED25: Welcome to Our Robot Petting Zoo

The four-day WIRED Festival, happening all over San Francisco on October 12–15, celebrates everything that makes today's world fascinating, inspiring, and, yes, sometimes a little unsettling.Our updated speaker and event lineup includes a robot petting zoo (where the robots pet you back!), a punning contest, an art studio tour, some kid-friendly science fun with Adam Savage's Mythbusters Jr., behind-the-scenes tours of SFMOMA, a DJ set with Questlove, and screenings of WIRED-approved films at Alamo Drafthouse.The four-day celebration will start with WIRED25 WORK, a day of insider office tours, and culminate at the WIRED25 SUMMIT at SF Jazz.

'Art can play a valuable role': climate change installations appear in New York

'Art can play a valuable role': climate change installations appear in New York

Climate Signals, a public art project by Justin Brice Guariglia, in collaboration with the Climate Museum and the mayor’s office on climate change. The signs are part of a project by the Climate Museum and a host of partners, including the New York City’s mayor’s office.

10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

The show, which is written and directed by Crook (best known as Gareth from The Office, which you can also watch in a single weekend), won a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy yet also manages to be surprisingly moving… even if it moves at a delightfully glacial pace.Time Requirement: 9.5 hoursWhere to Stream It: Acorn TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix,One MississippiTig Notaro can’t be stopped.