Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, VICE

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Lorenzo:

This Song Will Break Your MacBook’s Speakers

A security researcher blew up his MacBook speakers by playing a really loud song, and a loud sound for 40 seconds. → Read More

Facebook Engineers Admit They Don’t Know What They Do With Your Data

In a court hearing, a Facebook engineer said Facebook’s engineering culture is “terrifying.” → Read More

This String of Emojis Is Actually Malware

Cybersecurity researchers said they have developed a way to exploit targets just using emojis. → Read More

This Guy Sued a Spam Texter and Got $1,200 (and You Can Too)

We spoke to two experts who have helped people demand damages to robocallers and spam texters. → Read More

Apple Announces 'Extreme' Privacy Mode for Targets of Government Spyware

The company will allow high-risk users to turn off certain features that make them more vulnerable to spyware such as that made by NSO Group. → Read More

Tornado Cash Is Crypto Hackers’ Favorite Way to Cash Out, But Experts Say It Can Be Traced

Tornado Cash has become the go-to service for hackers and crypto thieves, but its creators say it's merely a privacy tool that they can't control. → Read More

Decentralized Crypto Exchange Offline After Hacker Steals $113M

The developers of the Maiar exchange took it offline and claim to have recovered the funds. → Read More

Bored Ape Yacht Club Instagram Hacked, NFTs Worth Millions Stolen

Hackers tricked victims into giving control of their wallets to them with a fake ad for an upcoming NFT project. → Read More

'We Are Fucked': Crypto Stablecoin Collapses After $182M Hack

Hackers used a flash loan to exploit the Beanstalk project, tanking its stablecoin's value from $1 to $0.15. → Read More

Play-to-Earn Game Token Collapses After Hacker Cashes Out

A hacker stole $300,000 from blockchain-based mobile game WonderHero, just a few days after the massive hack targeting play-to-earn Axie Infinity. → Read More

People Are Getting Scam Texts From

A seemingly widespread scam tries to get people to click on a phishing link contained in a text that appears to come from a target’s own number. → Read More

A Poop Emoji NFT Shows That ‘Web3’ Is Actually Pretty Centralized

The NFT made by the founder of Signal is an “amusing” experiment that illustrates how the supposedly decentralized web3 still relies on centralized platforms. → Read More

The Cybersecurity Stories We Were Jealous of in 2021

These are the best stories on hacking, information security, privacy, and surveillance from this year that we wish we had reported and written ourselves. → Read More

Hackers Steal $140 Million From Users of Crypto Gaming Company

VulcanForge becomes the third cryptocurrency company to be hit by hackers this month. In total, hackers have stolen more than $400 million. → Read More

A Simple Exploit is Exposing the Biggest Apps on the Internet

iCloud, Steam, Minecraft, and several others are all vulnerable to a vulnerability that is trivially easy for hackers to exploit. → Read More

Kamala Harris Is Right: Bluetooth Is a Security Risk

Vice President Kamala Harris is absolutely right in not trusting Bluetooth or email. → Read More

Hackers Steal $150M From Crypto Exchange Billed as 'Most Trusted'

Cryptocurrency exchange BitMart got hacked and lost millions of dollars. → Read More

Received Some Random Cryptocurrency? It Might Be a Phishing Scam.

Scammers are using a novel approach to trick victims into giving up their cryptocurrency. → Read More

Hackers Are Spamming Businesses’ Receipt Printers With ‘Antiwork’ Manifestos

Dozens of printers across the internet are printing out a manifesto that encourages workers to discuss their pay with coworkers, and pressure their employers. → Read More

Hackers Steal $119M From ‘Web3’ Crypto Project With Old School Attack

The hacker took control of the web infrastructure of BadgerDAO decentralized autonomous organization and tricked users into giving them control. → Read More