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The Unraveling of Empire: Empire Darknet Market Admins Arrested

In the shadowy corridors of the internet, where anonymity reigns and the untraceable currency flows like water, the fall of Empire Market has unfolded like a modern-day digital tragedy. The recent arrest of Thomas Pavey and Rahee Hamilton, the alleged architects behind one of the largest darknet markets in history, marks a significant chapter in […]

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Privacy Security

FCC fines wireless carriers $200 million for sharing user location data!

Tom and Kevin from Shared Security discuss two major cybersecurity and privacy news stories. The first topic covers the FCC issuing fines to major US wireless carriers for sharing users’ real-time location data, totaling nearly $200 million. They express surprise and skepticism over the carriers’ actions and deliberate on whether the fines would be impactful […]

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Security

A New Kind of Phishing Attack – ThreatWire

This video from Hak5 will have you looking more carefully at your inbox.

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Linux Security

XZ Backdoor: Timeline and Overview

This video from Seytonic covers the XZ backdoor scandal. Sources: https://research.swtch.com/xz-timeline https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2024/03/29/4 https://bsky.app/profile/filippo.abyssdomain.expert/post/3kouaom62oi2b https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/04/what-we-know-about-the-xz-utils-backdoor-that-almost-infected-the-world/

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Privacy

Is the NSA is BUYING Your Internet History?!

This video is from Seytonic. Sources: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24376615-signed_wyden_letter_to_dni_re_nsa_purchase_of_domestic_metadata_and_ftc_order_on_data_brokers_with_attachments https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/1750645396639199470 https://therecord.media/nsa-purchases-american-personal-data-from-brokers-wyden https://www.wired.com/story/pentagon-data-purchases-wyden-letter/ https://msrc.microsoft.com/blog/2024/01/microsoft-actions-following-attack-by-nation-state-actor-midnight-blizzard/ https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/789019/000119312524011295/d708866d8k.htm https://gur.gov.ua/content/znyshchyly-vorozhu-planietu-detali-kiberataky-proty-tsentru-kosmichnoi-hidrometeorolohii-rf.html https://therecord.media/ukrainian-hackers-hit-russian-scientific-center

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