Egypt’s Draconian New Cybercrime Bill Will Only Increase Censorship

The hope that filled Egypt’s Internet after the 2011 January 25 uprising has long since faded away. In recent years, the country’s military government has instead created a digital dystopia, pushing once-thriving political and journalism communities into closed spaces or offline, blocking dozens of websites,…

This company wants to stop hackers from stealing your cryptocurrency

… wallet address. In January, another attack robbed Coincheck, a Japan-based exchange … have proper know-your-customer (KYC) safeguards, hackers have an easier time laundering … technology to fight censorship and cyber attacks such as distributed denial of … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE This company wants…

Californian Cannabis Buyers Deserve Data Privacy Rights

On January 1 of this year, it became legal under state law for California adults to purchase cannabis products for recreational use. But the more than 5,000 cannabis operators who are already licensed are amassing sensitive data about their customers. That’s why EFF supports a…

Cryptomining Campaign Returns Coal and Not Diamond

Soon after a launch of a new cryptocurrency, Bitvote, in January, Talos discovered a new mining campaign affecting systems in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and several other countries that was tied… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Cryptomining Campaign Returns Coal and Not Diamond

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported…

Cyber attack of mammoth scale: Over 22,000 Indian websites hacked between April 2017 – January 2018

… , including 114 government portals were hacked between April 2017 and January … including 114 government websites were hacked during April 2017 to January … them to detect and prevent cyber attacks. In response to a separate … vulnerable software are prone to hacking…

Dutch Police Arrest One Hansa Buyer in Warning Campaign

Although police in the Netherlands visited the homes of 37 users of the defunct Hansa market in January, they only made a single arrest. The operation, a so called ‘knock-and-talk‘ campaign, served as a threat to some Hansa buyers: more arrests may follow. The buyers…

Courtroom Confused by a Suspect’s Bitcoin Laundering Methods

In late January 2018, a 26-year-old from Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria, faced a judge at the Neuburg District Court for drug trafficking and drug distribution in no small amount. The Neuburg prosecutor accused the man of using the darknet to buy and sell hash and marijuana. According…

PlayPen Member with 5,500 Downloads Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

On January 18, United States District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced a member of the darknet child abuse forum known as PlayPen to six years in prison. The defendant, a 42-year-old Jacksonville man named Jason Barnes, was found guilty following a September bench trial. During…