Nicole Perlroth

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.

Cyberattack Disrupts Printing of Major Newspapers

The Los Angeles Times says an unusual cyberattack that disrupted its printing operations and those at newspapers in San Diego and Florida the weekend of Dec 28 came from outside the United States, but it stopped short of accusing a specific foreig

Cyberattack Caused Olympic Opening Ceremony Disruption

A cyberattack caused the internet disruptions during the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Feb 9, Olympic officials and security experts said.  Jihye Lee, a spokesman for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, confirmed Sunday that “the technolo

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the NSA to Its Core

A serial leak of the National Security Agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

Spyware’s Odd Targets: Backers of Mexico’s Soda Tax

NSO Group and the dozens of other commercial spyware outfits that have cropped up around the globe over the past decade operate in a largely unregulated market.

Subpoenas and Gag Orders Show Government Overreach, Tech Companies Argue

It has been six months since the Justice Department backed off on demands that Apple help the FBI break the security of a locked iPhone. But the government has not given up the fight with the tech industry.

Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.

Daily Report: Security Flaw Could Extend to Digital Devices, Experts Say

When the Heartbleed bug was disclosed, the attention focused on the fallout for major Internet companies like Yahoo and Amazon.

Flaw Found in Key Method for Protecting Data on the Internet

The tiny padlock icon that sits next to many web addresses, suggesting protection of users’ most sensitive information -- like passwords, stored files, bank details, even Social Security numbers -- is broken.

With New Antipoverty Initiative, Salesforce CEO Puts Silicon Valley on Spot

For all the tension and media coverage of San Francisco’s rising rents and tech shuttle buses, there have not been a whole lot of people stepping forward with solutions. Enter Marc Benioff.