Charles Manson, the infamous cult leader whose followers killed 9 people in 1969, died today at age 83. The Motherboard Guide To Not Getting Hacked is an excellent adjunct to existing guides (I like EFF’s Surveillance Self-Defense and The Cryptoparty Handbook) to defending yourself against criminals, stalkers, cops, and other potential intruders into your digitalRead More
Katie Van Fleet has suffered 15 identity thefts since the Equifax breach and she believes the criminals who’ve targeted her are using information from the breach to open credit cards in her name; she’s started a class-action suit against Equifax.
Van Fleet said she has spent countless hours trying to restoreRead More
A gentleman in Ottawa, Canada — eager to get sent to jail in order to sell weed he had packed inside of eight Kinder Surprise plastic egg “yolks” and stored in his rectum — threw a rock at a police car in front of the courthouse. Wish granted. But once inside, his body gotRead More
From mid-May to July 2017, Equifax exposed the financial and personal identifying information of 143 million Americans — 44% of the country — to hackers, who made off with credit-card details, Social Security Numbers, sensitive credit history data, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, addresses, and then, in the five weeks between discovering the breachRead More
In The Network Structure of Opioid Distribution on a Darknet Cryptomarket, (Sci-Hub mirror), a paper presented today at the American Sociological Association meeting in Montreal, social scientists Scott W. Duxbury and Dana L. Haynie lay out their findings on using fake bad reviews to disrupt the darknet drug-trade.
Darknet drug sellers areRead More
The Wannacry worm burned through the world’s unpatched IT systems, hitting more than 80 countries in 24 hours, taking down hospitals, airlines, banks and logistics companies, until a hidden killswitch was able to halt its spread.
The Wannacry worm owed its virulence to its use of leaked NSA cyberweapon — a defectRead More
Yesterday’s massive ransomware outbreak of a mutant, NSA-supercharged strain of the Petya malware is still spreading, but the malware’s author made a mere $10K off it and will likely not see a penny more, because Posteo, the German email provider the crook used for ransom payment negotiations, shut down their account.
As aRead More