Meet the Hackers Targeting Netflix
In late April 2017, a hacker or group of hackers dumped apparent full episodes of the T.V. show Orange Is the New Black after Netflix allegedly declined to pay a ransom, and has threatened to release a number of other shows too, including Celebrity Apprentice, New Girl and The... Read more
Tor Users Typically Live in Highly Liberal or Highly Authoritarian States
This article originally appeared at Motherboard. You might assume that people in the most oppressive regimes wouldn’t use the Tor anonymity network because of severe restrictions on technology or communication. On the other hand, you might think that people in the most liberal settings would have no immediate need... Read more
U.S. Charges Seven Iranians With Cyber Attacks on Top Banks
This article originally appeared at Motherboard. On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against seven Iranians, charging them with a slew of hacking offenses against U.S. banks, companies and other targets. The individuals were allegedly contracted by the Iranian government. One of the attacks mentioned in the... Read more
Dark Web Policing May Threaten National Sovereignty
This article originally appeared at Motherboard. As crime continues to proliferate on the so-called dark web, law enforcement agencies are sometimes having to work outside of their jurisdiction. When a suspected criminal acts on the dark web, authorities are unlikely to know where in the world he or she... Read more
A Journalist’s Guide to Reporting a Hacking
This article originally appeared at Motherboard. Reams of apparent names, telephone numbers, email addresses and job titles of law enforcement employees scroll on my screen. I’ve been provided the supposed details of 20,000 FBI staff and contractors, as well as 9,000 DHS employees by an anonymous hacker, and he... Read more
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