Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News Digest for September 25

Truchet by Andreas Köberle

Truchet by Andreas Köberle

Good morning, kittens! Still recovering from our 34 link dump from yesterday? Well, there there, today we’ll go a little easier on you. And besides, looks like most hackers (or at least most hacker reporters) took most of Tuesday off. We only have 22 links for you today.

Venti-sized beverage at the ready? Chair in upright position? Bladder empty? Excellent. Let’s begin, shall we?

One whistleblower gets $30m in the bank, but others count the personal cost (Guardian)

“Shell Shock” Could Give Hackers Keys to Your Website (Gawker)

Kevin Mitnick, Once the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits (Wired)

Mitnick’s super-cheesy looking website wants $100k minimum per sale (AbsoluteExchange, gee, I wonder what you mix it with? It goes down rough)

Canadian family petitions the government to stop their son from joining ISIS. They failed (TheStar)

My Identity Was Stolen. Here’s How They Did It (PBS)

Cyber attack: JAL customers’ data compromised (EturboNews)

Introducing Dystopia Tracker (Medium)

Illegal, Immoral, and Mood-Altering: How Facebook and OkCupid Broke the Law When They Experimented on Users (also Medium, but way too good to pass up)

UK Banks get cyber attack early warning system (ComputerWeekly)

How to win friends and influence people in the digital age (BusinessInsider)

Google’s Internet “Loon” Balloons Will Ring the Globe within a Year (MIT)

And when the Italians think you’re crooked, you’re WAY crooked (WealthX)

Federal Regulators Force Shutdown of Fake Bitcoin-Mining Operation (National Journal)

Stanford won’t use Google’s dirty money for privacy research (ProPublica)

Free Syrian Army guerrillas fear US air strikes (FT)

The Khorasan Group Was Planning an ‘Imminent Attack’ on the West (DefenseOne)

As cyber force grows, manpower details emerge (MarineCorpsTimes)

THE UNDISCLOSED: Haunting portraits of the victims of America’s drone war in Pakistan (FP)

The Chinese War Machine (WarIsBoring)

Feds: Cheeky scammers are impersonating us in criminal capers (TheRegister)

Why corruption is a messy business (FT)


Featured Image Truchet by Andreas Koberle on Flickr

Categories: Banks, Bitcoin, China, Crypto, Cyber, Cyberpunk, Facebook, Hackers, ISIS, Kevin Mitnick, News, Oligarchs, Philosophy, War

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