All Aboard the Pequod!

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:18:49 +0000

Like countless others, I frittered away the better part of Jan. 6 doomscrolling and watching television coverage of the horrifying events unfolding in our nation’s capital, where a mob of President Trump supporters and QAnon conspiracy theorists was incited to lay siege to the U.S. Capitol. For those trying to draw meaning from the experience, might I suggest consulting the literary classic Moby Dick, which simultaneously holds clues about QAnon’s origins and offers an apt allegory about a modern-day Captain Ahab and his ill-fated obsessions.

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Trump Fires Security Chief Christopher Krebs

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:02:32 +0000

President Trump on Tuesday fired his top election security official Christopher Krebs (no relation). The dismissal came via Twitter two weeks to the day after Trump lost an election he baselessly claims was stolen by widespread voting fraud.

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Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:16:33 +0000

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:45:41 +0000

Many of the same shadowy organizations that pay people to promote male erectile dysfunction drugs via spam and hacked websites recently have enjoyed a surge in demand for medicines used to fight malaria, lupus and arthritis, thanks largely to unfounded suggestions that these therapies can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of the sales figures from some of the top pharmacy affiliate programs suggests sales of drugs containing hydroxychloroquine rivaled that of their primary product — generic Viagra and Cialis — and that this as-yet-unproven Coronavirus treatment accounted for as much as 25 to 30 percent of all sales over the past month.

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After AlphaBay’s Demise, Customers Flocked to Dark Market Run by Dutch Police

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:23:23 +0000

Earlier this month, news broke that authorities had seized the Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay, an online black market that peddled everything from heroin to stolen identity and credit card data. But it wasn’t until today, when the U.S. Justice Department held a press conference to detail the AlphaBay takedown that the other shoe dropped: Police in The Netherlands for the past month have been operating Hansa Market, a competing Dark Web bazaar that enjoyed a massive influx of new customers immediately after the AlphaBay takedown.

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ShadowBrokers fails to collect 1M bitcoins – releases stolen information

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:49:20 +0000

ShadowBrokers finally made good on their promise to release the decryption key to unlock the stolen ‘auction’ file purportedly filled with NSA hacking tools.

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Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:33:48 +0000

Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data. Some are concerned enough by this development that they’re looking at obfuscating all of their online browsing by paying for a subscription to a virtual private networking (VPN) service. This piece is intended to serve as a guidepost for those contemplating such a move.

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