Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, VICE

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

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New York, NY, United States

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  • Mashable

Recent articles by Lorenzo:

Sim Swapper Doxes and SWATs His Accomplice

The hacker turned against his former partner, accusing him of stealing his fair share of a $16,000 heist. → Read More

Governor Wants to Prosecute Journalist Who Clicked ‘View Source’ on Government Site

A St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist found 100,000 Social Security numbers exposed in a government website, and reported the flaw to the government. → Read More

Cheat Maker Is Not Afraid of Call of Duty’s New Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat

Activision announced the launch of a kernel-level anti-cheat system called RICOCHET to fight cheaters. → Read More

Woman Allegedly Hacked Flight School, Cleared Planes With Maintenance Issues to Fly

A 26-year-old allegedly hacked into an app used by a flight school to manage airplanes in an attempt to get back at her former employer. → Read More

Conspiracy Theories About Facebook Outage Spread Even Without Facebook

Some people believe the hours long outage may be linked to a supposed data breach that is, most likely, actually a scam. → Read More

Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked

Syniverse handles billions of text messages a year, and hackers had unauthorized access to its system for years. → Read More

How the Mafia Is Pivoting to Cybercrime

Investigators from Spanish and Italian police explain how organized crime is going online and expanding into cybercrime. → Read More

How 'Call of Duty: Vanguard' Has Cheats Before It's Even Out

Players are getting killed by cheaters even in the game's beta, but there is no reason to panic yet. → Read More

Police Announce Huge Bust of Mafia’s Cyber Crime Operations

European police accused several people of SIM swapping, phishing, and hacking in support of Italian organized crime. → Read More

Activision Blizzard Workers Accuse Company of 'Union Busting' and 'Intimidation'

On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Activision and Blizzard workers are accusing the company of "intimidation and union busting" in a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board. The workers argue that "Activision Blizzard management is using coercive tactics to attempt to prevent its employees from… → Read More

‘Warzone’ Bans 100,000 Cheaters in Largest Ban Wave Yet

This massive ban wave brings the total banned accounts since the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone to 700,000. → Read More

Apple Workers Collecting Stories of Abuse, Injustice in Workplace

"Nothing has changed," the announcement read. "It's time to Think Different." → Read More

Researcher's First Hack Was to Make Minesweeper Incredibly Easy to Beat

In the latest episode of the My First Hack series, Ophir Harpaz tells us about the time she hacked Minesweeper. → Read More

A Hacker Stole and Then Returned $600 Million

The bizarre saga of the Poly Network heist is seemingly over after the company recovered all the stolen funds and is now in the process of returning them to its customers. → Read More

9to5Mac Writer Paid Source $500 in Bitcoin for Stolen Apple Data

A reporter for 9to5Mac paid a source in exchange for data extracted from a stolen iPhone prototype. → Read More

Israeli Authorities Inspect NSO Offices After Damning Investigation

NSO said it is working with Israeli authorities “in full transparency.” → Read More

Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV

The announcer complained that it could have been a bit easier to type. → Read More

Internal Documents Reveal NSA Cafeteria Sucks

Employees registered grievances about overpaying at the salad bar due to rigged scales and questioned the chicken. → Read More

Samsung Washing Machine App Requires Access to Your Contacts and Location

For some reason, Samsung apps designed to control internet-connected washer and dryers require "bogus," "absurd," "unacceptable," "pesky," and "awful" permissions. → Read More

Hackers Tricked Microsoft Into Certifying Malware That Could Spy on Users

The company said the hackers targeted video games in China, potentially to cheat and compromise their accounts. → Read More