Why Give Away Leaks for Free When You Can Make Money from Them? A New Website Let’s You Sell Leaks to Interested Buyers

Do you know some company secrets that you could sell? Do you want to get revenge on an employer by exposing some of their illegal activity? Do you have some photos of celebrities that someone might be interested in? That’s nice, but how are you going to find a buyer? Are you going to approach a … Continue reading Why Give Away Leaks for Free When You Can Make Money from Them? A New Website Let’s You Sell Leaks to Interested Buyers

How to Hack and Crash the Stock Market

"There can be few fields of human endeavor in which history counts for so little as in the world of finance. Past experience, to the extent that it is part of memory at all, is dismissed as the primitive refuge of those who do not have insight to appreciate the incredible wonders of the present." … Continue reading How to Hack and Crash the Stock Market

The Recent Kaspersky Hack May Explain Israel’s Strong Stance Against Iran

The purpose of this post is not to give the technical details behind the attack on Kaspersky and the various attributes of the Duqu 2.0 malware that was used in the attack. For those interested in such details, I would suggest reading Kaspersky’s informative, in-depth report. For the present, I will only give the basic … Continue reading The Recent Kaspersky Hack May Explain Israel’s Strong Stance Against Iran

Movie Review: Alex Winter’s Documentary, ‘The Deep Web’

I should probably begin this with a disclaimer. I’m not new to the movie review genre. As a sort of hobby, I write reviews for IMDb. So, as a writer on cyber crime and security, I’m always looking for a good movie on the topic. Unfortunately, they are not easy to find. In the usual … Continue reading Movie Review: Alex Winter’s Documentary, ‘The Deep Web’

Millions of Government Employees Have Personal Information Compromised in Stage One of Chinese Cyber Attack. Get Ready for Stage Two

That’s right; this is only the first stage of a multi-stage cyber attack. This is only the information gathering stage. The Chinese government hackers have done this all before. No, they probably don’t want to use this information to make credit cards to buy Hello Kitty products on Amazon. This is a cyber espionage attack … Continue reading Millions of Government Employees Have Personal Information Compromised in Stage One of Chinese Cyber Attack. Get Ready for Stage Two

Did Ross Ulbricht Deserve a Life Sentence for His Silk Road Activities?

Well, probably not, but it was in the cards from the beginning. Ulbricht, under his Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts’ persona, had taunted the Feds for years and flaunted the fact that they lacked the cyber smarts to penetrate his market. It was a strategy that was destined to produce a lust for revenge if … Continue reading Did Ross Ulbricht Deserve a Life Sentence for His Silk Road Activities?