Interwebbed #Cyber and #Crypto #News for August 27

Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee via Vault of the Atomic Space Age on Facebook

Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee via Vault of the Atomic Space Age on Facebook

Twas the day before Friday and all through the ‘Sphere our tech minions were working to keep channels clear. There were rumours of hacks coming in from afar, and a specious hot tip from some guy at the bar. The Anons were nestled all snug in the SHU and the smack-happy screws now had nothing to do. When from Warden’s office there came such a roar every man on the cell block distinctly heard “WHORE!”

The Warden’s fave sex site had been thoroughly hacked, his prospects for promotion now utterly jacked. Mrs Warden, you know, gave the old man the boot, and the hackers on Earth gave a united “WOOT!”

On Barrett, on Hammond, on Manning and Snowden, on Assange, and others the kudos were loadin’. They’d not touched the site, never been there at all. But the whole world was pleased that someone had the balls.

Pretty sure they’d all laugh, in their separate bunks, to know the whole world’s seen Ashley Madison’s junk.

GitHub attacked again as Chinese developers forced by police to pull code (ArsTechnica) Basically, China outlaws grappling hooks, so they just insisted the factory, located outside of China destroy all of them.

What I learned from cracking 4000 Ashley Madison passwords (SophisticatedSecurity) That I have a lot of time on my hands?

The Way GCHQ Obliterated The Guardian’s Laptops May Have Revealed More Than It Intended (TheIntercept) Although we already knew they were unsubtle.

Orwell’s 1984 comes to life in Erdogan’s 2015 Turkey (Al-Monitor) It’s an unstable cross between East Germany and Greece at the moment, and it’s anyone’s guess how it’ll end up. Put your money on the Kurds.

50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like a Tough Guy (MentalFloss) Hey, were’s “pruno”?

Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State (FP) Roughly the same group as joined the RAF in WWII.

Now meet a Brit who flocked off to Syria to fight FOR the Islamic State. Oh wait, you can’t. He’s dead. (BirminghamMail) Bye-bye Tr1ck.

How the Feds Took Down Rentboy.com (Vice) The Department of Homeland Security. Defending your borders. From terrorist twinks.

The 50th anniversary of the term ‘hypertext’ (BoingBoing) Mazel tov!

The 20 Most Infamous Cyberattacks of the 21st Century (Part II) (MIT) Don’t worry, I’ve got an alibi.

Malvertising campaigns increase 325 percent in the past year (HelpNet) Again, ALIBI!

NHS site defaced with screed protesting Syrian conflict (TheRegister) Moroccan Wolves are cute! I didn’t know they could hack too!

Long Read o’ the Day: Slenderman is Watching (NewYork)

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