THE MOST-READ WIRED SECURITY STORIES OF 2017

WIRED | 12/29/2017 | Andrea Valdez
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Back in July, WIRED security writer Lily Hay Newman assessed the year in hacks and breaches and found, "the first six months of 2017 have seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And they weren't just your standard corporate breaches. It's only July, and already there's been viral, state-sponsored ransomware, leaks of spy tools from US intelligence agencies, and full-on campaign hacking."

So we are, in the back half of the year, and since then, there was the massive Equifax breach, a wi-fi vulnerability that left millions of devices exposed, and a security flaw in MacOS High Sierra that let anyone gain root access to the operating system with no password required.

Slot - Machine - Source - Code - St

Digging through slot machine source code helped a St. Petersburg-based syndicate make off with millions.

Want to become invisible online? Start with your emails.

Artifact - Nothing - Price

It's a one-of-a-kind geological artifact. What's it worth? Maybe $100 million, maybe nothing. But those who've pursued it have definitely paid a price.

A mysterious cybercriminal deployed an invincible botnet to steal a fortune from US banks. Then the FBI discovered what else he was after.

FBI - Agents - Prosecutors - People - Mueller

They include top FBI agents, prosecutors, and people just as tenacious as Mueller himself.

Blackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructure—and the...
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