The Strange Journey of an NSA Zero-Day Vulnerability—Into Multiple Enemies' Hands

How a “secret” hackable bug found by the NSA was used over by Chinese, North Korean, and Russian hackers to wreak...

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What Israel's Strike on Hamas Hackers Means For Cyberwar

On Sunday, Israeli forces bombed a building that allegedly housed an active Hamas hacking group—a potential first for cyberwar.

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New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether
May07

New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether

The crypto community has been laser focused on the current dilemma between Bitfinex exchange and New York prosecutors over the alleged loss of $850 million of co-mingled customer and corporate funds. After the craziness last week, the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office has now demanded that Bitfinex must show transparency by turning over documents tied to the firm Tether. Also read: Crypto Community Monitors Bitfinex...

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Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the Darknet
May07

Don’t Trust Bitcoin Mixers and Other Opsec Lessons From the Darknet

When darknet markets are shut down these days, the arrests don’t generate much fanfare. There’s a day of press at best, and then the media moves on to bigger stories, leaving the fate of the DNM operators unreported as their case grinds through the courts. This is a shame, as the indictments for the accused reveal valuable insights into how law enforcement caught their quarry, providing opsec lessons that every bitcoiner...

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RIAA Obtains Subpoena to Expose ‘Infringing’ Cloudflare Users
May07

RIAA Obtains Subpoena to Expose ‘Infringing’ Cloudflare Users

Despite the increased availability of legal options, millions of people still stream, rip, or download MP3s from unofficial sources. These sites are a thorn in the side of the RIAA, one of the music industry’s leading anti-piracy outfits.  The RIAA has a long history of going after, what it sees as, pirate sites. The problem, however, is that many owners of such sites operate anonymously. The group, therefore, often has to...

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