Tagged: Government

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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NOAA’s weather forecasts go hyper-local with next-generation weather model

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Today, meteorologists at NOAA’s National Weather Service are using a new model that will help improve forecasts and warnings for severe weather events. Thanks to the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, forecasters will be able to pinpoint neighborhoods under threat of tornadoes and hail, heavy precipitation that could lead to flash flooding, or heavy snowfall and warn residents hours before a storm hits. It will also help forecasters provide more information to air traffic managers and pilots about hazards such as air turbulence and thunderstorms.   (more…)

Shellshock botnet targets Akamai, as well as US DoD networks.

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Attackers were quick to capitalized on the  Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday.  Constructing a botnet that is rapidly try to infect other servers, according to a security researcher. (more…)

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

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A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
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