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“With That Revealing Shirt? He Was Just Begging to be Hacked.” Blaming The Victim in the STRATFOR Hack

January 3, 2012 by

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In the days since the STRATFOR breach, I initially gave the firm high marks in communicating with its user base after idiotically allowing all their data go bye-bye. I’m going to modify that stance a bit in another post – I now see that they have in fact fallen very short of what they could […]

Anonymous/AntiSec Attack STRATFOR

December 24, 2011 by

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On 24 December, the illegal computer hacking group AntiSec/Anonymous launched attacks against commercial intelligence provider STRATFOR. STRATFOR provides intelligence to a range of commercial and government customers, and has been beefing up its coverage of cyber, and specifically of Anonymous. The site was unreachable about an hour after the original defacement, which poked fun at […]

EPIC sues DHS over Social Media

December 22, 2011 by

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over what EPIC states is DHS’ failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests by EPIC regarding DHS programs to monitor social media. Say that ten times fast. The lawsuit stems from one of several […]

Attacks on Police Networks

June 24, 2011 by

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Law enforcement agencies must behave as if lives depend upon the security of police computer networks, because they do. Agencies simply must understand that poor network security is something which poses immediate and great risk to officers, witnesses, confidential informants, suspects, ongoing investigations, and all those at other agencies with whom we share information, on local, […]

Some New Cyber Tools for Law Enforcement

May 12, 2011 by

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I’ve decided to call today Cyber Thursday because I’m going out on patrol today and testing a new hush-hush technology. I’ll be brief because I’m a little late. Yesterday there were a couple of cool things out there that I thought I’d point to. First of all I wanted to re-mention Maltego from yesterday since […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by

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We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

Intel Intelligencer: Bin Laden-Related Links Warning

May 2, 2011 by

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We were going to run with an entirely different direction this morning but last night’s announcement of the death of Usama bin Laden took the relevance away from what we had on the plate. Today we have some looks at what happened from various points of view, with the prevailing ones being that Pakistan must […]