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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
President Obama announces the Cyber Incident Severity Schema, a new way the feds will codify the threat level of hacking attacks, but it lacks specifics   —  George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisory System—the color-coded terrorism “threat level” indicator that became a symbol of post-9/11 fear mongering …
Jul 26, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Phineas Fisher, the hacker behind the Hacking Team and FinFisher breaches, talks about his motives and views of the hacking tool industry   —  A little bit over a year ago, the normally quiet Twitter account of Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells spying tools to governments all over the world, started acting weird.
Jul 24, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Judge Orders Yahoo to Explain How It Recovered ‘Deleted’ Emails in Drugs Case   —  A judge has ordered Yahoo to present a witness and provide documents explaining how the company handles supposedly deleted emails.  —  The move comes in the appeal case of a drug trafficker who was convicted …
Jul 22, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Mining is underway for a new Ethereum blockchain, following a hard fork that refunds ether to original investors of the hacked DAO   —  Ethereum, a virtual currency and coding platform, passed one of the most important and potentially dangerous milestones for any piece of software on Wednesday …
Jul 20, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Facebook Messenger's end-to-end encryption not on by default because of inability to store keys in browsers and the firm's reluctance to make big UX changes   —  Privacy nerds got some good and some bad news on Friday, when Facebook became the latest major company to embrace encryption …
Jul 8, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Controversial livestreams become more frequent on Facebook Live, putting the company's rules and judgment under scrutiny   —  A video of the aftermath of a fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer was temporarily removed from Facebook.  The company has said the removal was due to a “technical glitch.”
Jul 7, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researchers find Chinese ad firm has infected 10M+ Android devices with malware to generate $300K a month in fraudulent ad revenue   —  Advertising agencies go to great lengths to spread their clients' messages.  Now, researchers have uncovered a new approach: malware.
Jul 4, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Over 100M records from Russian social media site VK, with unencrypted passwords, names, emails, and phone numbers, on sale by hacker named Peace for 1 bitcoin   —  Accounts for over 100 million users of popular social media site VK.com are being traded on the digital underground.
Jun 5, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
Someone is distributing fake versions of ISIS Android apps, prompting infiltration fears among terror group's supporters   —  When they say, “There's an app for everything,” terror propaganda is no exception.  In the past six months, the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or Daesh) and its news agency …
Jun 5, 2016, 8:50 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Hacker behind LinkedIn's 117M e-mail database claims to have 360M Myspace user emails with passwords   —  There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.
May 27, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context

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