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Watch a Heatmap Visualize the Spread of Revenge Porn Around the World

Using IP addresses, this map shows the locations of people who spread revenge porn on the forum Anon-IB.
Samantha Cole
5.2.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Teen Who Hacked Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Gets Sentenced to 2 Years of Prison

A judge in London sentenced a British teenager who was part of the hacking group Crackas With Attitude, which targeted prominent US government employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.20.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
dark web
dark web

FBI Shows Arrest Video Of Dark Web Kingpin Who Died By Suicide in Police Custody

At a cybersecurity conference, the FBI aired a video showing the arrest of AlphaBay’s Alexandre Cazes.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number

Hackers are increasingly trying to take over phone numbers to target email and banking accounts. Here's how to stop them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
Internet Police
Internet Police

IRS Cybercrime Agent Lurks Dark Web Subreddit Looking For Hackers

Even the taxman lurks on r/DarkNetMarkets.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.17.17
retaliatory measures
retaliatory measures

Email Provider ProtonMail Says It Hacked Back, Then Walks Claim Back

There’s plenty of appetite for "hacking back," but in many contexts it’s likely illegal for companies to retaliate against cybercriminals.
Joseph Cox
8.16.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Behind WannaCry Cashed Out Bitcoin While No One Was Watching

Hackers behind two strains of WannaCry have moved out their bitcoin proceedings in a very similar way.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Mysterious Mac Malware Has Infected Victims for Years

The mystery of a Mac malware called “FruitFly.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.24.17
cybercrime
cybercrime

This Dark Web Site Creates Robocalls to Steal People’s Credit Card PINs

A new service offers cybercriminals automated social engineering as a service.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.30.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Redditor Details Scheme to Use USB Stick to Infect Random Computers With Ethereum-Mining Virus

As ethereum’s price keeps rising, wannabe cybercriminals are trying to find ways to make an easy buck at the expense of others.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.23.17