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Uber hack: The UK’s top cyber crime and data authorities are investigating the massive data breach

UK authorities have launched an investigation into the massive hack of Uber which left the data of 50m customers vulnerable.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a probe of the incident which it said raises “huge concerns” when it comes to ethics and data privacy.

And GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be looking at

Read more at: http://www.cityam.com/276233/uber-hack-uk-authority-information-commissioners-office

Small potent doses of illegal drugs are evading authorities but having a huge impact

(MENAFN – The Conversation) Small quantities of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are being smuggled past customs barriers and used to create recreational drugs, which are spreading at an alarming rate with the help of cryptocurrencies.

Fentanyl, for example, has a massive multiplier effect – a mere 10 grams could produce as much as three kilograms of 33% pure synthetic heroin .

United Nations illicit drug user surveys and seizures suggest recreational drug use is . This is especially so with synthetic opioids and such as fentanyl derivatives and synthetic cannabinoids (for example, Kronic). Fentanyl and its derivatives not only pose a risk to recreational drug users, but are also increasingly controlled by organised crime.

A fatal dose of fentanyl can be as little as two milligrams; the equivalent of

Read more at: http://www.menafn.com/1096082292/Small-potent-doses-of-illegal-drugs-are-evading-authorities-but-having-a-huge-impact

Small potent doses of illegal drugs are evading authorities but having a huge impact

Small quantities of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are being smuggled past customs barriers and used to create recreational drugs, which are spreading at an alarming rate with the help of cryptocurrencies.

Fentanyl, for example, has a massive multiplier effect – a mere 10 grams could produce as much as three kilograms of 33% pure synthetic heroin valued at about US $150,000 in the Australian illicit market.

United Nations illicit drug user surveys and seizures suggest recreational drug use is on the rise. This is especially so with synthetic opioids and new psychotic substances such as fentanyl derivatives and synthetic cannabinoids (for example, Kronic). Fentanyl and its derivatives not only pose a risk to recreational drug users, but are also increasingly controlled by organised crime.

A fatal dose of fentanyl can be as little as two milligrams; the equivalent of four grains of salt. Other versions of fentanyl are

Read more at: http://theconversation.com/small-potent-doses-of-illegal-drugs-are-evading-authorities-but-having-a-huge-impact-87081

German security authorities warn against cyber-attacks on upcoming election

BERLIN, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) voiced fears on Friday that German national elections in September could become a target of cyber attacks.

Aside from hacking sensitive candidate and party data, the biggest threat posed by cyber criminal activities was that “perpetrators could try to attack the IT-systems which are used for the election,” BSI president Arne Schoenbohm told the magazine Spiegel.

The warning comes only three weeks before Germany choose a new Federal Parliament (Bundestag). In particular, Schoenbohm expressed worry that doubts could be sown over the legitimacy of the national election.

The BSI president noted that the use of paper forms for the election provided Germany with a degree of security.

He stressed, however, that “offenders could also try to undermine citizens’ trust in the vote after parliamentary elections by spreading false rumours about irregularities.” It could not be ruled out that data stolen from the

Read more at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/02/c_136575483.htm

Authorities: ‘Sextortion’ suspect used ‘dark web’ to hide ID, location – WISH

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Authorities believe a man from Bakersfield, California, used the dark web to hide any evidence of his identity and location in a case involving social media threats and “sextortion” of minors.

Two of the victims live in Indiana.

A cybersecurity expert told 24-Hour News 8 people can browse the internet anonymously without being tracked by using the Tor Browser or the “dark web.”

A 20-month investigation came to an end when authorities found a way to trace the suspect’s location through a video file.

“He thought he could not be found and in the cyberworld this was the modern equivalent of looking for a

Read more at: http://wishtv.com/2017/08/07/authorities-sextortion-suspect-used-dark-web-to-hide-id-location/

2 Leading Online Black Markets Are Shut Down by Authorities

“DO NOT MAKE NEW ORDERS ON ANY DNM ANY MORE!” a popular post on the social network Reddit said on Thursday, using initials for dark net markets.

“You got this one law enforcement,” the post said.

AlphaBay and Hansa Market were successors to the first and most famous market operating on the so-called dark net, Silk Road, which the authorities took down in October 2013.

AlphaBay grew into a business with 200,000 users and 40,000 vendors — or 10 times the size of Silk Road — the Justice Department said Thursday.

The site recently come under scrutiny because many of its vendors sell synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, which play a central role in the nationwide overdose epidemic.

The authorities said 122 vendors had been advertising fentanyl on the site. The sale of such drugs on AlphaBay was detailed in a

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/business/dealbook/alphabay-dark-web-opioids.html

AlphaBay: Global authorities shut down dark net market 10 times the size of 2013’s Silk Road

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July 21, 2017 04:44:34

A screenshot of the dark net marketplace AlphaBay showing high quality LSD for sale.
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A screenshot of the dark net marketplace AlphaBay. (alphabaymarket.com)

The US Justice Department has announced it has shut down the dark net marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing hundreds of thousands of people to buy and sell drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods.

The action marked one of the largest law

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-21/us-justice-department-shuts-down-dark-web-bazaar-alphabay/8729700

‘The Biggest Marketplace On The Dark Web’ Gets Busted By Authorities

On July 5, AlphaBay Market went down and scared the hell out of users. One of, if not the most popular destination for illicit goods on the dark net, the site took over Silk Road’s throne after its founder was arrested. According to a new report, AlphaBay has suffered the same fate and international authorities have shut it down.
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Read more at: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/the-biggest-marketplace-on-the-dark-web-gets-busted-by-authorities/