It happened to John Podesta. It happened to Paul Manafort’s daughter: a type of computer hack called “spearphishing.” Spearphishing differs from typically clumsy mass-mail attempts to gain your online credentials. Social engineers target you alone — masquerading as someone you know — using your natural proclivity to trust against you to gain access to your online accounts. At GQ, Sarah Jeong willingly got spearphished in a bid to understand and share the latest shady tactics of computer baddies, so it doesn’t happen to you.
A profile of tennis great Roger Federer, who won the Australian Open in January after five years without a Grand Slam title, and at 35 is showing no signs of retiring any time soon.
Paul Mason ballooned to 980 lbs. eating to forget childhood abuse and horrific loneliness. Mason lost 700 lbs. after bariatric surgery and discovers that, despite the experiences now available to him with newfound mobility, happiness remains elusive; dramatic weight loss does nothing to treat the underlying depression and emotional trauma that caused him to eat to excess in the first place.
The Green Angels—a collective of weed-dealing models—runs a high-end, multimillion-dollar pot operation based in New York City.
A profile of the English actor, who displays an intense enthusiasm for seemingly everything in his life, and who appears to remain deeply affected by the loss of a recent relationship.
In an excerpt from his book, But What If We’re Wrong?, Chuck Klosterman wonders if the sport that defines America will survive not in spite of its brutality but because of it.
The strange story of Mohamed Salmène Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who killed 86 people — ages 2 to 92 — with a 21 ton truck on Bastille Day, 2016, framing seemingly unwitting accomplices “in a crime without discernible meaning.”
Zac Easter, a former “smashmouth” high school football player, took his own life in the aftermath of suffering five diagnosed concussions during his football career.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham tells the story of his unfinished musical with the late David Bowie.
A look at the work of Robert Jensen, who has built an unusual (and successful) career cleaning up after mass fatalities, from identifying bodies to returning personal belongings to families of the dead.