Tagged: FBI

Feds Seize Silk Road 2 and several other Dark Web markets

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Update 11/10/14 : Hacker news reporting Operation Onymous has led to take-down of more than “410 hidden services” that sell illegal goods and services from drugs to murder-for-hire assassins by masking their identities using the Tor encryption network.  The article also goes on to report this is the largest operation in history of Law Enforcement against the DarkNet.  Full Article can be found here.

Update at 4:00 p.m. ET: At least two more sites were also seized. Read the full accounting of what we know about the operation so far.

A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate.
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Legal Ruling Suspects Fingerprint may be used to UNLOCK his mobile device.

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A Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Fifth Amendment does not protect one’s fingerprint to unlock a device.  However it does protect passcodes.

WANTED: Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

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The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide.

Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345″ and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than a million computers.  (more…)

Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

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Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network.  (more…)

Worlds Greatest CON man warns Facebook is a Identity thief’s, playground!!

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Con air … Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

Frank Abagnale, the man dubbed the world’s greatest conman, has issued a stark warning about the dangers of identity theft and children using Facebook.  (more…)

Anonymous uses New Tactic to get Twitter users to assist with bringing down DOJ and FBI

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Reports indicate that Anonymous used a new method in bringing down DOJ and FBI sites.  According to Gawker, they used twitter links to dupe folks into assisting with LOIC attacks on both locations. (more…)