Government Employee Sextorting and Cyberstalking at Work

How much free time do government employees have at work? Well Michael C. Ford a former State Department civilian employee had too much time. From his desk at the embassy in London between January 2013 and May 2015 Ford used a government computer to hack 450 private email accounts and sextort 75 women. Ford has…

WhatsApp Encryption Makes iPhone Small

The D.O.J. versus Encryption; this may have been the biggest case regarding personal privacy in the digital age, and it went undecided. Rather than force the court to make a ruling the D.O.J. withdrew their petition because the F.B.I. found a way to hack the iPhone. But in the tech industry the fall out is…

FBI Hijacks Hackers Webcam

Sextortionists and fake antivirus software are not the only ones who hijack webcams anymore. Now the FBI is doing it. Only they have a method which does not turn on the indicator light that let’s you know the webcam is on. Of course, as long they are in your computer recording live feed, they also download files, photos,…

What Is A QuantumInsert Exploit

QuantumInsert is an NSA attack described in the Snowden documents. A QuantumInsert is a sophisticated type of Man-In-The-Middle attack. The NSA uses secret servers strategically placed on the internet backbone, codenamed Quantum. These servers intercept traffic to well-known web sites like Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook and so forth. The Quantum servers are placed in places…

Silk Road 2.0, Real or Fed Sting?

“The Godfather”, the user handle of a Silk Road user, claims to have started up a new Silk Road website. He has also assumed the handle of the previous owner, Dread Pirate Roberts. As in the movie “Princess Bride”, The Godfather is treating Dread Pirate Roberts is a title and not an identity. He said…

Loverspy Creator Makes FBI Most wanted

The FBI alleges that Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara is the creator of a spyware called “Loverspy”. The offense occurred in 2005. This week he was added to the FBI Cyber’s Most Wanted List. Perez was placed on the list because the FBI have been unable to track him down. Loverspy was advertised as software that can…

FBI Warns Of New Malware

The FBI is warning people of a new type of malware known as Beta Bot. Cyber criminals are using Beta Bot to target financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networking sites to steal sensitive data such as log-in credentials and financial information. Beta Bot blocks computer users’ access to security websites and…