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Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
On gaming chat service Discord, some users swap revenge porn and rape videos on dedicated servers   —  Discord is used by millions of gamers every day to chat, relax, and coordinate while playing their game of choice.  But this multimillion-dollar messaging platform has another ballooning user base: revenge-porn offenders.
Jan 21, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
How scammers act as a middleman between Uber drivers and passengers, taking payments and relaying messages outside the Uber app   —  Uber's ride-sharing service has given birth to some of the most creative criminal scams to date, including using a GPS-spoofing app to rip off riders in Nigeria …
Dec 4, 2017, 12:00 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves   —  This week, multiple outlets reported on a Facebook pilot scheme that aims to combat revenge porn.
Nov 8, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Sources: after spying accusations, Kaspersky's business is struggling, especially in US, where a source says its KGSS subsidiary has been closed for 2+ months   —  The promise was clear: give our software all sorts of access to your computer, and we'll make sure it isn't infected with a bevy of viruses, worms, or other dodgy programs.
Oct 18, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con   —  On Wednesday, US authorities detained a researcher who goes by the handle MalwareTech, best known for stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus.  —  In May, WannaCry infected hospitals in the UK …
Aug 3, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Jul 19, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Internet radio service 8tracks hacked, usernames, email account details, and passwords stolen; LeakBase says 18M accounts, some from 2008, affected   —  The data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.  —  Millions of accounts for internet radio service 8tracks are being traded …
Jun 28, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
German email host closes account of hacker behind ransomware outbreak, but because victims can't reach hacker, they can't decrypt files even if they pay   —  On Tuesday, a new, worldwide ransomware outbreak took off, infecting targets in Ukraine, France, Spain, and elsewhere.
Jun 27, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Motherboard:
A look at Retina-X and FlexiSpy, spyware companies whose surveillance software is used by ordinary people to tap each other's phones   —  This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.
Apr 19, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
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

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