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Message 1518256 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 16:36:01 UTC
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Message 1518259 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 16:53:20 UTC

Good, but I'll bet for every one hacker arrested 1,000 are never caught.


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Message 1518337 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 18:54:59 UTC - in response to Message 1518259.

Good, but I'll bet for every one hacker arrested 1,000 are never caught.


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Message 1518365 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 19:53:39 UTC

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We really ought to have a General Non Seti Technical Forum here, but as we haven't this was the only place I could put it.

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Message 1518386 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 20:22:28 UTC - in response to Message 1518256.

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The page won't load, it must have been hacked.

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Message 1518425 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 21:06:23 UTC

Don't be silly. It loads fine in the UK.

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Message 1518481 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 23:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 1518425.

Don't be silly. It loads fine in the UK.

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Message 1518506 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 1:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 1518481.

update..

FBI’s Huge Hacker Bust Could Be Bogus

Dozens have been arrested in a king-sized global hacker crackdown. But it’s unclear whether the charges against these supposed cyber criminals will actually stick.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/19/fbi-s-huge-hacker-bust-could-be-bogus.html


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Message 1518513 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 1:12:34 UTC - in response to Message 1518506.

update..

FBI’s Huge Hacker Bust Could Be Bogus

Dozens have been arrested in a king-sized global hacker crackdown. But it’s unclear whether the charges against these supposed cyber criminals will actually stick.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/19/fbi-s-huge-hacker-bust-could-be-bogus.html


Huh... intriguing. Thanks Lynn :)

From the report:

But unlike most commercially available RATs, Blackshades was promoted and packaged as a spying tool, much like Hacking Team’s DaVinci and Gamma’s Finfisher programs, controversial software packages marketed for unauthorized control of someone else’s computer.

While Hacking Team and Gamma claim to only sell to governments, Blackshades was available to anyone, costing 150 Euros for their Gold product.

In a way, Blackshades was democratizing the same tools available to wealthy nations to poor ones and normal people.

Blackshades is only one of many remote access tools. Dozens are available in the black and gray market, as wall as being marketed more normally to remote workers and worried parents. If purchasing or downloading remote access software is grounds for a search warrant or arrest, the civil liberties implications are worrying.

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Message 1518636 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 7:22:29 UTC

Bow they say Chins has been at it.

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Message 1518968 - Posted: 21 May 2014, 1:58:28 UTC

The software typically infects computers when people click on external links on social networking sites and in emails that purport to lead to pictures, videos or other items of interest, said the NCA.
People who clicked the links should have their computers confiscated and be sent to "reeducation camps".

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