Illustration of someone writing an essay for money

Inside a highly lucrative, ethically questionable essay-writing service

Killer Papers is a seven-figure academic “paper mill” business. But its products are just for inspiration, its founder insists.

Back to school

Hackers are being incentivized with worthless NFT to return stolen funds

Nomad Bridge was hacked at the beginning of the month, losing close to $200M in what was a copy-paste exploit.

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Former Twitter security chief alleges rampant security negligence

Peiter Zatko says Twitter purposefully misled federal regulators about the platform's security measures.


How to protect your Signal account to the extreme with Registration Lock

A recent Twilio breach exposed thousands of Signal users' phone numbers. It's time to lock down your Signal account.


Martin Shkreli claims porn virus cost him $450K in crypto tokens

A suspicious dump of Shkreli's newly created crypto token may have been the result of malware disguised as porn.


Hackers targeting Solana steal millions of dollars worth of crypto tokens

At least $5 million worth of USDC, SOL, and other tokens were drained from thousands of user wallets, while the culprits remain at large.


Hackers drain crypto company of nearly $200M using copy-paste exploit

Nomad, a blockchain transfer company, was the victim of a cascading hack that let hundreds of users pillage its crypto wallet using a bit of copied and pasted code.


Time, temperature, the price of Doge? They’re all on my Tidbyt.

This smart — but not too smart — screen is the perfect desk gadget.

This Thing Rules

This YouTuber's AirPods mod lets you charge with USB-C

It may not be an official Apple product, but it’s a welcome pivot from the dreaded Lightning cable.


Toxic TikTok wants you to be your worst self

More and more influencers are encouraging bad behavior. The tone is tongue-in-cheek, but some followers are heeding their advice.

Social media

This YouTuber's DIY PS5 is impossibly thin

DIY Perks detailed his lengthy journey that ended with a custom PS5 that is a fraction of the size of the original.


California accidentally lists IDs of residents with concealed carry permits

The state's botched launch of a '2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal' exposed names, ages, and addresses.


Ex-Amazon employee convicted in 2019 Capital One hack after bragging online

Over 100 million people were affected by Paige Thompson exploiting Amazon Web Services in 2016.


Everyone breathe easy, Seth Green got his Bored Ape back

But not before paying about $100,000 more than what a collector called "Mr Cheese" paid for it last month.

Justice Served

Nintendo hoped hacker's prison term would send a message to pirates

A newly-released transcript of a hacker's sentencing hearing reveals that Nintendo wanted his prison term to strike fear in the hearts of pirates, among other things.

Hack attack

Bored Apes got itself hacked... again

Take heart, Seth Green. You aren't suffering alone.

Aping Around