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A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him questions under oath, and the scale and consequences of that drug empire suddenly […]

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Silk Road Trial: Prosecutors Compare Ulbricht’s E-Mail with DPR’s Online Life

Ulbricht tried OK Cupid, traveled, asked friends to help him get Dominican citizenship. Continue reading

The FBI, Sony and the Attribution Problem, Part 1- Why?

The recent attack on Sony has publicly paraded one of the predominant problems in incident response. While the immediate issue in incident response is of course the remediation of compromised systems and bringing these systems and IT services back online, it … Continue reading

Researcher Links 20 Percent of Ulbricht’s Bitcoins to Silk Road Accounts

Large Bitcoin transfers took place three months before Ulbricht’s arrest. Continue reading

Silk Road Judge ‘Eviscerates’ Defense’s Evidence That Mt. Gox CEO Was a Suspect

Silk Road Judge ‘Eviscerates’ Defense’s Evidence That Mt. Gox CEO Was a Suspect

Just as quickly as the Silk Road’s defense created an alternate theory that the massive drug market was run by Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, the prosecution and judge in the case have now shoved key elements of the story back into the closet.

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How Installing League of Legends and Path of Exile Left Some With a RAT

Attack on Asian site spawns super sneaky malware attack on online gamers. Continue reading

Xbox, Sony Hackers Hit by Hack Attack

Hacking group Lizard Squad has been hit by an embarrassing attack that exposed the entire database of people who signed up to use its services. Continue reading

Shoe Retailer Warned on Data Breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office warns online shoe retailer Office to take better care of customer data, following a breach. Continue reading

A Hacked DDoS-on-demand Site Offers a Look into Mind of “Booter” Users

Ars analyzes the database contents from LizardSquad’s hacked “stresser” site. Continue reading

US Military’s Twitter Account Hacked

US Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts are suspended after being hacked by a group claiming to be supporters of Islamic State. Continue reading

Silk Road Reloaded Launches, But Not on Tor

Uses a lesser-known anonymity network and accepts Dogecoin. Continue reading

Who Was Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts? As Trial Nears, a Jury Will Decide

Without a last-minute deal, alleged kingpin Ross Ulbricht takes his chances. Continue reading

Bitstamp Reopens Bitcoin Exchange, Adds Security Precautions

The firm preserved its old system for investigators and adopted better security. Continue reading

Alibaba to Join Microsoft’s Fight Against Pirate Software in China

E-commerce group will remove counterfeit and unlicensed software sales. Continue reading

DDoS Service Targeting PSN and Xbox Powered by Home Internet Routers

Lizard Squad’s for-hire services made runs on thousands of home routing devices. Continue reading

Sony: ‘No Playbook’ for Hack Attack

The firm says it was a “canary in the coalmine” after being hacked and was reacting to the situation as it unfolded. Continue reading

Critics Say New Evidence Linking North Korea to the Sony Hack Is Still Flimsy

Critics Say New Evidence Linking North Korea to the Sony Hack Is Still Flimsy

If the FBI’s revelations on Wednesday about the sloppiness of North Korea’s hackers was meant to silence critics who doubt the government’s attribution for what happened to Sony, it failed. Despite assertions from FBI Director James Comey that he has very high confidence in the attribution to North Korea and a statement by Director of […]

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Ukraine Blames Russia for German Hack

Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims? Continue reading

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

The attack marks only the second confirmed incident in which a wholly digital hack created physical destruction of equipment. The post A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

FBI Director says Sony Hackers “Got Sloppy,” Exposed North Korea Connection [Updated]

Comey again expresses concern about digital communications “going dark” with encryption. Continue reading