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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Interview with the hacker who says he took down Freedom Hosting II, a service reportedly hosting 15-20% of dark web sites   —  On Friday, a hacker took down a huge chunk of the dark web.  Visitors to over 10,000 Tor hidden services running on Freedom Hosting II—a hosting provider for dark web sites …
Feb 4, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / motherboard:
Hackers release iOS cracking tools used by Cellebrite, the Israeli firm known for breaking into phones; expert says the tools are similar to jailbreaking tools   —  In January, Motherboard reported that a hacker had stolen 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite.
Feb 2, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker steals 900GB of data from Cellebrite, the Israeli company that makes products for breaking into mobile phones   —  This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it.  Follow along here.
Jan 12, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Security Without Borders project launches to help journalists and activists with cybersecurity by connecting them with volunteer group of InfoSec professionals   —  Some hackers have lost their way.  Today, countless techies have entered the for-profit cybersecurity business …
Jan 2, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
North Korea's Chinese-made Woolim tablet is an Android device that tracks users and distributes propaganda, can access some pre-approved apps and websites   —  When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC.
Jan 1, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents reveal how Israel-based Cellebrite works with US law enforcement across 20 states to extract data from locked phones, more   —  This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it.  Follow along here.
Dec 21, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Egypt blocks encrypted messaging app Signal; Open Whisper Systems says it'll debut a fix over the coming weeks, suggests Tor, VPN workarounds in the meantime   —  Egypt has been censoring access to encrypted messaging app Signal, according to Open Whisper Systems, the company behind the app.
Dec 20, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Data of nearly 380K of 12M registered users of porn site xHamster are being traded online, including usernames, emails, and poorly-hashed passwords   —  Hundreds of thousands of user account details for porn site xHamster are being traded on the digital underground.
Nov 30, 2016, 5:55 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
FBI hacked 8K+ computers in 120 countries using a single warrant during child porn sting, according to transcript used in hearing during recent case   —  In January, Motherboard reported on the FBI's “unprecedented” hacking operation, in which the agency, using a single warrant …
Nov 23, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
IRS seeks identities of Coinbase US customers who traded bitcoin between 2013 and 2015   —  In bitcoin-related investigations, authorities will often follow the digital trail of an illegal transaction or suspicious user back to a specific account at a bitcoin trading company.
Nov 18, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context

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