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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker known as Peace is selling a dump of alleged user credentials for 200M+ Yahoo accounts from 2012 for 3 BTC; Yahoo is investigating   —  A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” …
Aug 2, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Bruce Schneier / Motherboard:
How the rise of the Internet of Things threatens to make it much easier for cyberattacks to cause damage in the real world   —  Disaster stories involving the Internet of Things are all the rage.  They feature cars (both driven and driverless), the power grid, dams, and tunnel ventilation systems.
Jul 31, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Mustafa Al-Bassam / Motherboard:
British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents   —  A shadowy unit of the British intelligence agency GCHQ tried to influence online activists during the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests and the 2011 democratic uprisings largely known as the Arab Spring …
Jul 30, 2016, 6:15 AMIn context
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
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

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