Category Archives: Crime

Vigilantism Via Publishing Child Porn Website Alleged User Lists Is A Horrible Idea

Recently the vigilante hacker group Anonymous decided to target child porn websites for attack. Besides crashing their web servers, they also hacked into sites to collect information on their users and then proceeded to published lists of the purported users … Continue reading

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Is Your Facebook Account for Sale to Criminals?

VeriSign, an Internet security services vendor, has revealed that criminals are offering for sale 1.5 million compromised Facebook accounts to buyers for pries ranging from $15 to $45 per 1000 accounts, The higher prices are for accounts with more contacts. As Facebook has about 300 million to 400 million users, 1.5 million accounts represents about 0.375% to 0.5% of their user base. But the true impact may be far larger, possibly affecting tens of millions of Facebook users. Continue reading

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