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Fake News As A Service (FNaaS?) – $400k To Rig An Election

This is pretty interesting, the prices for Fake News as a Service have come out after some research by Trend Micro, imagine that you can create a fake celebrity with 300,000 followers for only $2,600. Now we all know this Fake News thing has been going on for a while, and of course, if it’s […]

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UK Schedule 7 – Man Charged For Not Sharing Password

Finally UK Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is finally being enacted and is no longer an idle threat, so be aware it’s not only the USA that has these kind of draconian laws. A man who refused to share his phone and laptop passwords has been charged under Schedule 7, which is pretty […]

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Shadow Brokers Release Dangerous NSA Hacking Tools

It’s not the first time Shadow Brokers has been on the radar with NSA Hacking Tools, in August 2016 they exposed a bunch of 0-day exploits (also from 2013). This cache of tools appears to be from 2013, so was probably snatched during the same intrusion. This is somewhat more dangerous though as it provides […]

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Prisoners Hack Prison From Inside Prison

Prisoners Hack Prison! Sounds exciting right? This time it’s actually pretty entertaining with the prisoners managing to hack a prison network from INSIDE the prison using scavenged PC parts from a rehabilitation class. Some pretty resourceful guys managing to build 2 functional PCs from scrapped parts AND connect to the prison network AND try and […]

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European Commission Pushing For Encryption Backdoors

The debate surrounding encryption backdoors has been raging on for years with governments (that typically don’t really understand the things they are pushing for) requesting all software have government ‘secured’ backdoor keys. This is now getting more serious in Europe with the EC actually forcing the issue (in a passive aggressive kind of way for […]

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WikiLeaks Exposes Massive CIA Leak Including Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks has dropped another massive bomb called “Vault7“, basically a massive CIA leak which covers documents, correspondence, hacking tools, exploits and much more. It details sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Smart TVs. The first installment published already contains 7,818 web pages with 943 attachments […]

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Dark Web Paying Corporate Workers To Leak Info

This is not particularly new news, but the Dark Web paying corporate workers to leak info – especially pertaining to stock prices (earnings reports etc) is setting the mainstream news on fire at the moment. It’s also funny because people constantly contact us asking questions about the ‘Dark Web’ aka the ‘Dark Net’ which happens […]

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UK Encryption Backdoor Law Passed Via Investigatory Powers Act

The latest news out of my homeland is not good, the UK encryption backdoor law passed via Investigatory Powers Act or the IPA Bill as it’s commonly known. And itself was passed through a kind of backdoor route, which avoided the scorn of the public. Which was good for the lawmakers, but not for the […]

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UK Teen Earned More Than US$385,000 From DDoS Service

Another DDoS service down after the owner got busted, this time a UK teenager who created the service called Titanium Stresser when he was just 15. Not long ago we wrote about the two Israeli guys who got busted for running the VDoS-s.com DDoS Service. There seems to be a bit of a crack down […]

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