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Snowden Documents Reveal the NSA Has Been Tracking Bitcoin Users Since at Least 2013

A series of documents recently published by The Intercept shows that the NSA has been tracking Bitcoin users for years. The documents were provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. While many other federal agencies are paying private contractors, such as Chainalysis, to provide information on Bitcoin transactions and users, the US intelligence community has been running their own cryptocurrency surveillance ... Read More »

Classified Documents Show NSA Secretly Helped Convict People in US Courts

An Uzbekistani man who immigrated to the United States in 2009 has become another victim of the United States’ warrantless surveillance programs. The man, whose name is Fazliddin Kurbanov, arrived in the United States as a refugee who had converted from Islam to Christianity. Kurbanov moved to Boise, Idaho and began taking classes to learn how to become a truck ... Read More »

12 Million Pages of Declassified Documents From CIA

UFO’s, Modern Wars & STARGATE Oh My CIA took to Twitter Trump style, tweeting the announcement that “Approx. 930,000 documents, totaling more than 12 million pages” became available online last week. CIA used hashtags to describe several subject names of files released online: #ColdWar, #BerlinTunnel, #Vietnam and others. Along with a new look for the CIA Freedom of Information Act ... Read More »

Dangers of .doc – MS Word Documents

Microsoft Office Word documents have “macro” functionality which is implemented in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. VBA is nearly the same as Visual Basic, main difference is that VB compiles to an executable and VBA needs a document as a carrier. In my previous article, I analyzed .svg images for spreading malware. SVG images used embedded JavaScript which ... Read More »

New Documents Reveal the FBI May Have Hacked Every TorMail User Illegally

In 2013, the FBI took down Freedom Hosting and with it, brought down a minimum of 23 child pornography sites. The seizure of child pornography (CP) servers was considered a win by law enforcement and many Tor users. However, recently unsealed documents reveal just how far the FBI stepped outside the law. During the investigation, agents discovered a connection between ... Read More »

Unsealed Documents Tell More Details About The PlayPen Case

As an earlier report on Motherboard by Joseph Cox points out, sometimes it doesnt always take sophisticated malware and programs to identify criminals on dark net. “Due to a misconfiguration of the server hosting the TARGET WEBSITE(Playpen), the TARGET WEBSITE was available for access on the regular Internet to users who knew the true IP address of the server,” the ... Read More »

Court Documents Confirm CMU Paid By Government In Tor Attacks

District Judge Richard A. Jones has denied a motion to compel discovery filed by the lawyers of Brian Farrell, who is accused of being “DoctorClu”; one of the “key players” in Silk Road 2.0. The motion was filed in an attempt to find out how Farrell’s IP address was discovered. According to the criminal complaint, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received ... Read More »

BlockSign: Sign and Verify Documents Using Blockchain

What is BlockSign?          BlockSign is a platform which runs on the Blockchain that cryptographically signs documents and timestamps them allowing them to be later verified on the internet How does it work? BlockSign is a web application from the user’s perception as the upload their document add their signature which is their name, email address and time/date of the signature ... Read More »