Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for April 3

Hollow floor and junk, XS4ALL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.JPG by Cory Doctorow on Flickr

Hollow floor and junk, XS4ALL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.JPG by Cory Doctorow on Flickr

Welcome to the Long Weekend, kittens! While you’re hunting for Easter eggs and quietly digesting chocolate with your family, remember: hackers believe in no gods but themselves. You think some Palestinian or Chinese kid in a cinderblock hut cares that IT has the weekend off? HA! We’ll just see whether the weekend brings another Playstation attack, or the first day back at work sees you frantically scrambling to patch holes in your system the entire graduating class of Eastern European Hacker Academy exploited over the past four days.

Happy holidays!

But first, the good news: Chelsea Manning, Guardian Columnist, joins Twitter (Guardian)

The ingenious story of the GitHub Man-On-The-Side attack (NetreSec)

He was one of the greatest spies the Mossad had ever seen. Then he brought his own country to the brink of war (Atavist)

Patrick Chalhoub on the lucrative but volatile world of Middle East luxury (Spear’s)

Guilty plea in $100 million hack attack (Norse)

“Bad Bitches” should be a reality series: Two ISIS-Inspired Women Arrested in NYC for Allegedly Trying to Build Bomb (ABC)

The Dyre Wolf Campaign: Stealing Millions and Hungry for More (SecurityIntelligence)

Conspiracy Theory O’ the Day: Did Leonard Nimoy Fake His Own Death So He Could Seize Control of the Illuminati? (HardDawn)

A Comprehensive Updated List of Every Celebrity Linked to Scientology (Gawker)

So much for anonymity: Coinbase Seeks ‘Invasive’ Details on US Bitcoin Mining Operations (CoinDesk)

 

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Categories: Bitcoin, Crime, Cyber, Hackers, News, Politics

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