Interwebbed Cyber and Crypto News for Dec 18

The story of Star Wars (not a spoiler) - Imgur

The story of Star Wars (not a spoiler) – Imgur h/t Dominick Bruno

Happy Friday, kittens! It’s been a long, trolly week with approximately 500 notifications a day here at Cryptosphere Global HQ thanks to raincoaster’s story about hacktivist-turned-jihadi Junaid Hussain aka TriCk of TeaMp0isoN. If you haven’t read it, please do. PLEASE do. It’ll annoy Ron so much.

And now, the news! Since we haven’t posted since Monday (when we did SIX! stories) we’ve got a bit to catch up on.

Russian hacking group sharpens its skills (ZDNet)

Hail our Robot Overlords! The Cyborg Olympics are coming! (IEEE)

Holiday travel tips from the TSA (TSA) Um…”wear ankle strap shoes, so you have something to hold on to?” perhaps?

UK Man Arrested Over VTech Data Hack That Exposed Kids’ Info (TechTimes) That’s the thanks you get for going greyhat

Empowering the female engineer (TheTriangle)

Instagram hacked, Fedbook tries to hush it up (TheHackerNews)

Activist training online in January (SMT)

BitGreet Lets You Gift Bitcoin with Christmas Cards (CoinDesk)

ISIS’s guidelines for journalists (SyriaDeeply)

In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared (WaPo)

10 Secret Armies of the CIA (TheFifthColumn)

Catch 22: No ID, no prize: B.C. homeless man can’t claim $25,000 lottery win (CBC)

The Fighters That Inspired Star Wars and Their Modern Descendents (PopularScience)

Jailed for ‘death ray’ plot to kill Barack Obama (Stuff)

‘Screw Canada’: Arrest of gun-toting American at Canadian border enrages U.S. firearms community (NaPo)

A Heroic Blackout: Going Drink For Drink With Jessica Jones (Vocativ) But seriously, what kinda pansy blacks out after 2.5 doubles?

Raif Badawi ‘Brave enough to say no to their barbarity’: Jailed Saudi blogger awarded Sakharov Prize (RT)

Lawmakers Have Snuck CISA Into a Bill That Is Guaranteed to Become a Law (Motherboard)

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Categories: Activism, Anonymous, Bitcoin, Crime, Cyber, Hackers, Hacktivism, News, Politics

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