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Obama: If You Cyberattack The US, We'll Sanction You 

US President Obama has a message for foreign hackers: You’re grounded. The president declared a national emergency and signed an executive order today allowing targeted sanctions on anyone who is deemed a cyberthreat to the United States.


US Authorities Want Reddit To Give Up Personal Info Of Darknet Market Redditors 

Federal agents want Reddit to turn over the personal data of five prominent Redditors active in the Darknet Markets subreddit. IP addresses, names and other data about five Reddit users active in Darknet Market discussions have been requested.


The Bizarre Schemes Of The Silk Road Investigator Who Broke Bad 

Two former federal agents have been charged with fraud and money laundering while they were working on a task force devoted to bringing down infamous online drug bazaar Silk Road, and the charges paint a picture of a 15-year DEA veteran going rogue in such an over-the-top fashion that it’s hard to believe this isn’t a plotline from CSI: Cyber.


Inmate Walks Free After Emailing Release Instructions To Prison Staff

An inmate who was in prison for multiple charges of fraud is apparently up to his old tricks. Posing as a senior court clerk, Neil Moore, 28, used an illicit mobile phone to email fake bail instructions to prison staff, who released him. Well, that’s embarrassing.


Stolen Uber Accounts Are On Sale For A Dollar On A Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.


5 Theories About The Greatest Unsolved Art Heist Ever

On March 18, 1990, two police officers — or so they seemed — walked into a Boston museum and left with $US500 million worth of paintings. They have never been found.


US Authorities Charge Spammers With The Biggest Data Breach In History

The only thing that sucks more than spam are the greedy people who send it to you. That’s why the US Department of Justice charging three spam kingpins responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history is so exciting. Finally, authorities are taking down the spam kingpins — or at least trying.


This Is The Revenge Porn Law We Need

The United States has been waiting too long for federal law banning revenge porn. T hat wait will be over soon. In the coming weeks, congresswoman Jackie Speiers will introduce a bill that would make revenge porn a federal crime — finally.


Police Nab Thieves That Stole $500K Of Computers From Aussie Schools

After a three month operation, police have nabbed two men allegedly responsible for stealing hundreds of MacBooks and iPads from private schools across New South Wales. The haul was worth over $500,000, and over 20 different schools were targeted.


Here Is The Spy Equipment That Powers The FBI's Secret Dragnet

The FBI is going to remarkable lengths to hide information about its surveillance program that intercepts calls and texts with equipment called Stingrays.