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  • FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover

    16.09.2013

    An FBI agent testifying at the court hearing where the subject of bail for Freedom Hosting owner Eric Eoin Marques was discussed has confirmed that the FBI has, indeed, had a hand in taking over the host's servers and setting pages hosted on them to serve de-anonymizing malware to visitors, Wired reports.

  • Malicious ads lead to outdated adware-laden Firefox "update"

    13.08.2013

    A series of Internet campaigns pushing bogus Firefox updates onto unwary users have been spotted by researchers, and among them is one that lures them in through “Green Card Lottery” ads.

  • The Pirate Bay releases censorship-thwarting browser

    12.08.2013

    The operators of The Pirate Bay, one of the most (in)famous piracy sites on the Internet, have decided to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary by releasing a web browser that allows users to access TPB or other sites censored in their country.

  • Advice on Tor use in wake of Freedom Hosting compromise

    06.08.2013

    In the wake of the discovery that someone has compromised Tor hidden services hosted by Freedom Hosting and injected malicious JavaScript aimed at de-anonymizing specific users, the Tor Project has advised Tor users to keep their Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) updated, switch away from Windows, and disable JavaScript.

  • Tor users targeted with spyware following anonymous Web-host shutdown

    05.08.2013

    The news that the alleged owner of Freedom Hosting, the internet host for a great number of Tor hidden services, has been arrested and is accused of distributing and promoting child pornography has resounded across the Internet and has explained why in the last few days there were mass outages of Tor hidden services.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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