New research indicates that hundreds of the worlds most popular websites secretly record everything you do online, from passwords to mouse movements and everything in between, then transmit this data back to companies without encryption, leaving your information vulnerable to hijacking.
Yesterday afternoon Wikileaks unveiled what will become their newest series of leaks, Vault 8, due to play out over the next several weeks. Attempting to put this information into layman’s terms, I will explain what this tool is, what it does and what all of this means going forward.
According to Facebook’s own quarter report released in November 2017, close to 270 million accounts on their service are either bots, fake, duplicates or illegitimate, figures I actually called in an article back in March #scoreboard
As recently as just a few years ago DDoS attacks were thought of in the same sense as prank phone calls, today they have turned into a multi-million dollar a year “industry.”
This morning a German newspaper released what they call the Paradise Papers, a global leak containing over 13.4 million documents allegedly exposing how billionaire philanthropists, celebrities, politicians and corporations use offshore accounts as a means for tax evasion and avoidance.
Congress released Facebook ads bought by Russians in 2016, but it is not just the FBI and Congress fighting this issue, hackers around the world have also started to join the fight.
No longer are hackers trying to target the biggest brands and entities outright, they are attacking all of the little guys associated with them. In doing so they gain the same level of access, but at a fraction of the time/effort.
Considering that I have publicly supported and advised people to use CCleaner in the past, I would take a moment to address the hacking of CCleaner last month and what the incident means for the programs users.
A tech company known as Zerodium, which specializes in buying and selling hacking programs, has recently launched a new initiative challenging users to find new ways to hack the Tor web browser and the Linux based TAILS Operating system, which also runs through the Tor network. Where did they get these prices from and what are their motivations for doing this?