US Seizes Domain Names Used in Iranian …

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 Newz1 0 – The US has seized 92 domain names used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to spread a worldwide disinformation campaign. The United States has seized 92 domain names that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) used in a global disinformation campaign, the Department of Justice reported this week. [More …]

The Selective Prosecution of Julian Assange

Thu, Oct 8, 2020 Newz1 0 – As the extradition hearing for Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange unfolds, it is increasingly clear that the prosecution of Assange fits into a pattern of governments selectively enforcing laws in order to punish those who provoke their ire. As we see in Assange’s case and in many others before [More …]

Malware for Ad Fraud Gets More Sophisticated

Wed, Oct 7, 2020 Newz1 0 – Facebook says SilentFade campaign disabled notifications that could have warned users that their accounts had been compromised. The operators of advertising fraud schemes have added persistence and the targeting of new platforms in their efforts to siphon off as much of the $125 billion online advertising market as [More …]

Judge Upends Vallejo’s Use of a Stingray

Sat, Oct 3, 2020 Newz1 0 – Cops in Vallejo have put their controversial cell-phone surveillance tool back in the box, after a judge released a tentative ruling (which the judge might or might not later finalize or amend) that they’d acquired it in violation of state law. The case was brought by Oakland Privacy, an [More …]

Emotet Spoofs DNC in New Attack Campaign

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 Newz1 0 – Online security researchers report that thousands of Emotet emails containing a message body were pulled directly from the Democratic National Committee website, spoofing the DNC in a new attack campaign. Emotet is a Trojan that is primarily spread through spam emails (aka, malspam). The infection may arrive either [More …]