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Swiss Government Starts Investigation Against Pedophiles Uncovered In Anonymous Hack

In February, hacktivist group Anonymous took down Freedom Hosting II with approximately 20 percent of the dark web sites. There were plenty of child porn websites hosted, despite Freedom Hosting II’s “zero tolerance policy for child pornography”, of which the hacktivist group leaked the details of the users. Now, Swiss law enforcement authorities, after analyzing the data dump, taking action ... Read More »

CIA Worked With Private Corporation to Hack Windows Users

In late May, WikiLeaks released another edition of their Vault 7 series of leaks from the CIA. Previous Vault 7 leaks exposed how the CIA targets Apple users. Earlier in May, WikiLeaks published leaks on the CIA’s “AfterMidnight” and “Assassin” malware for Windows. The new leak, which details malware called Athena and Hera, also exposes how the CIA is able ... Read More »

US Indicts Four in Connection with 2014 Yahoo Hack

On March 15, 2017, the Department of Justice announced an indictment that charged hackers in connection with the 2014 Yahoo breach. In late 2016, Yahoo announced that unidentified hackers breached 500 million user accounts. With the accounts, the hackers stole login credentials and any information that came with them. Along with the first indictment, the DoJ charged two FSB agents ... Read More »

CIA Forced to Hack Phones To Snoop on Signal and WhatsApp Users

Wikileaks has released Vault 7, the first part in a series of leaks which comprise the largest leakage of secret CIA documents ever. The data Wikileaks obtained was taken from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence. The leaks revealed that as of 2016, the CIA uses at least 26 “weaponized” zero days and techniques, developed by the NSA and the ... Read More »

Can Foreign Governments Hack Americans With Impunity?

A lawsuit being heard by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeks to answer the question of whether foreign governments can hack Americans with impunity. In the case of Kidane v. Ethiopia, lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the law firm of Jones Day and Robins Kaplan are representing a man from Maryland, ... Read More »

The Legitimacy of the Latest FBI Hack is Still Being Questioned

A hacker known as CyberZeist, for the second time, hacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and uploaded account information to Pastebin, according to RT. CyberZeist (CZ), in 2011, breached the FBI’s security with a phishing scam. Internet users attributed the hack to Anonymous—and Anonymous claimed credit for it. Like the 2011 occurrence, Anonymous received lots of attention, thanks to the ... Read More »

New Law In The Netherlands Would Allow Authorities To Hack Cybercriminals

A new law called Act Cybercrime III was proposed to the Dutch parliament, which would allow law enforcement authorities in the country to find loopholes in the software cybercriminals use and hack with. According to digital crime expert Martijn Egberts, cybercrime is growing and the police can’t do much against suspects with the traditional methods, such as wiretapping and house ... Read More »

Feds Give Security Researchers Two Years to Hack Almost Anything

The U.S. Copyright Office recently removed restrictions that hindered IoT security researchers. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) restrictions prevented researchers from reverse engineering copyrighted software. The same was true for cars, voting machines, “IoT” devices, and similar devices. Government opinions on the topic were scattered across the playing field. But the Army recently allowed hackers to hack the Pentagon and ... Read More »

Drama: Black Hat Hackers Hack Each Other

The hacker called “Peace” or “Peace_of_Mind” has breached one of his rivals’, website. Peace was known for selling stolen data dumps from sites, such as VK.com, Tumblr, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Fling.com, and the Linux Mint forums. The hacker is known on dark net sites like (currently defunct) TheRealDeal marketplace and the Hell Forum where he is one of the key members. ... Read More »

Judge: FBI PlayPen Hack Is “Unquestionably” A Search Under Fourth Ammendment

Fallout from the FBI’s PlayPen case continues as a Texas federal judge rules hacking does constitute a Fourth Ammendment “search.” The judge writes that “This was unquestionably a ‘search’ for Fourth Amendment purposes.” The FBI used malware called a Network Investigative Technique, or NIT, to infect a suspect’s machine. After gaining control of PlayPen in 2015, the FBI deployed the ... Read More »

2 Florida Men Tied To the Sheep Marketplace Hack & Exit Scam

According to Forbes, The U.S. government has seized $4.5 million from two Florida men who allegedly stole 5,400 bitcoins from illegal online drug sales site Sheep Marketplace in late 2013, shortly before the price of bitcoin hit its peak of around $1,200, according to forfeiture documents filed last week in Jacksonville, Florida. The money was forfeited back in the spring of 2014, ... Read More »

Second Judge Suggests To Reject Evidence In FBI Mass Hack Case

Magistrate Judge Paul J Cleary is the second judge in the FBI mass hack case who just suggested throwing out the evidence obtained by a piece of malware that the federal agency had previously uploaded on the infiltrated PlayPen child porn site (as part of Operation Pacifier) back in February 2015. On April 25, the judge just recommended the evidence ... Read More »

FBI Ignoring Courts Order To Reveal Browser Hack

There are a bunch of different cases going on right now concerning the FBI secretly running the hidden Tor based child porn site Playpen for two weeks, then tracking users of the site wit malware in order to identify them. The courts so far have been fine with the FBI’s overall actions of running the site, but there are increasing ... Read More »

FBI Raid Liberty Radio Network Following Playpen Hack

Over a year that the Federal Bureau of Investigation took control of child porn website Playpen and used it as a bait to identify the users of the website, arrests and raids are still happening. Now, the FBI and local law enforcement authorities raided a local radio station, Liberty Radio Network (LRN). The station resides in Keene, New Hampshire, in ... Read More »