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  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2019
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Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

An attack in Saudi Arabia through malware known as Triton demonstrates that hackers, potentially even those belonging to nation-states, are willing to spend considerable time and money to hack into the increasing numbers of targets in industrial internets of things. Such cyber attacks could lead to unsafe workplaces and even catastrophes.

  • MIT Tech Review
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • The New York Times
  • 2019
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Hackers Holding Baltimore Hostage

As the case study of Baltimore demonstrates, cyber crime against governments for ransom of digital cash is not an uncommon practice.

  • The New York Times
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
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Five reasons “hacking back” is a recipe for cybersecurity chaos

Discusses the issues that come with allowing private companies to fight back against cyber attacks by chasing hackers across the internet, including greater conflict with other countries and potential lawsuits.

  • MIT Technology Review
  • 2019
  • 3 min
  • CNET
  • 2019
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Thanks to Equifax breach, 4 US agencies don’t properly verify your data, GAO finds

US Government agencies rely on outdated verification methods, increasing the risk of identify theft.

  • CNET
  • 2019
  • 7 min
  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2019
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U.S. Companies Learn to Defend Themselves in Cyberspace

Large firms in the United States are becoming far more resilient to cyber attacks, primarily through larger spending and higher prioritization of security. This is especially important as digital hacking escalates conflicts between global nations.

  • Wall Street Journal
  • 2019
  • 9 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2015
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Vulnerability of Workplaces and Economic Markets to Hacking

After a hacker causes massive disruptive events across the globe, from destabilizing a nuclear reactor to changing the value of soy futures in the stock market, Nicolas Hathaway, a formerly convicted hacker, is released from prison to help solve the case. He eventually susses out that the hacker is targeting the internet of things which keeps conditions safe for a tin mine, similar to the internet of things which protected the nuclear reactor. The ultimate goal of the hacker is to use malware to disrupt economic systems, like the price of tin, and become richer.

  • Kinolab
  • 2015
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