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4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California's

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are… » 7/02/15 2:40pm 7/02/15 2:40pm

US Tried to Attack North Korea's Nukes With a Computer Virus and Failed

Sometimes being an intensely secretive regime trading in relentless obscurity has its perks: The US tried to secretly attack North Korea’s nuclear program with a computer virus, but failed because it couldn’t find the information necessary to infect the North Korean system with a virus. » 5/29/15 6:35pm 5/29/15 6:35pm

How One Man Wants to Free North Korea With USB Drives and Pirated Movies

North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating. » 3/01/15 7:28pm 3/01/15 7:28pm

Sony Hackers Used a Zero Day Vulnerability to Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony's shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the… » 1/20/15 10:24am 1/20/15 10:24am

CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won't Prevent Another Sony Hack

CISPA is back. You might remember the bill as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—or perhaps as "the worst privacy disaster our country has ever faced." Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger reintroduced the bill to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday under the auspices of preventing another Sony hack. » 1/10/15 12:00pm 1/10/15 12:00pm

You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it's not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it's pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it. » 1/07/15 4:20pm 1/07/15 4:20pm

Obama Hits North Korea With Sanctions, Hints There's More To Come

Despite a recent FBI briefing attempting to convince the Bureau that evidence was flimsy, the White House is standing strong behind its decision to point the Sony Hack finger squarely on North Korea. To prove it, Obama just hit North Korea with tightened sanctions. Because now we're really not doing business with them. » 1/02/15 2:52pm 1/02/15 2:52pm

Hackers Uploaded a Worm to South Korean Nuclear Plants

Here's a scary thing that happened: South Korean authorities found evidence that a worm was recently removed from devices connected to nuclear power facilities. The news comes a little over a week after the country's nuclear plant operator received warnings on Twitter that its network had been compromised. Thankfully,… » 12/30/14 10:55am 12/30/14 10:55am