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President Trump Will Unveil $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan on Monday

Authorities in Thailand have reportedly seized 100,000 bitcoins following the arrest arrest of cyber crime kingpin Sergey Medvedev.

Bitcoin Seized

The coins were seized by law enforcement agencies in the wake of a Feb. 2 arrest of Medvedev, the co-founder of an online criminal network called Infraud. The platform served as a marketplace for buyers and sellers of stolen credit card information, weapons, narcotics, government documents and other illegal items commonly traded on the darknet.

Using today’s prices, the coins confiscated by Thai authorities are worth roughly $822 million. About six weeks ago, the bitcoins would have been worth nearly $2 billion.

Medvedev, a Russian national, was arrested in Bangkok on Feb. 2 at the request of U.S. law enforcement agencies. His apartment was raided by 30 officers from Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division (CSD), which confiscated the coins, a notebook computer and several documents.

The Infraud group operated under the motto, “In

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‘Donald Trump is the ultimate troll’: Trudie Styler on ‘Freak Show’ and …

During the production of Freak Show in the Fall of 2015, those involved dismissed the rise of Donald Trump. Little did they know it was just in its infancy.

“There’s actually a line of, ‘Make America Great Again,’ that we inserted to reflect Donald Trump, who was only running to be the Republican candidate when we were shooting,” admitted first time director Trudie Styler when I recently spoke to her about the film.

“We were stealing his mantra and putting it into the mouth of our mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin). We were like, let’s have her become the voice of Trump. So she would say so much awful stuff, like, ‘It’s not me talking, but all gays are going to hell.’ This fundamentalist bullsh** that Trump says. Never in a million years did we think that he would win.”

That’s exactly what happened, though. And in the wake of Trump’s Presidential victory

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‘Donald Trump is the ultimate troll’: Trudie Styler on ‘Freak Show’ and the frightening increase in cyber bullying

During the production of Freak Show in the Fall of 2015, those involved dismissed the rise of Donald Trump. Little did they know it was just in its infancy.

“There’s actually a line of, ‘Make America Great Again,’ that we inserted to reflect Donald Trump, who was only running to be the Republican candidate when we were shooting,” admitted first time director Trudie Styler when I recently spoke to her about the film.

“We were stealing his mantra and putting it into the mouth of our mean girl Lynette (Abigail Breslin). We were like, let’s have her become the voice of Trump. So she would say so much awful stuff, like, ‘It’s not me talking, but all gays are going to hell.’ This fundamentalist bullsh** that Trump says. Never in a million years did we think that he would win.”

That’s exactly what happened, though. And in the wake of Trump’s Presidential victory

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Obama-era plans to ‘zap’ Russian trolls collapsed under Trump

In its assessment in January, the US intelligence community said that Putin used a mixture of english-language propaganda outlets (such as RT, formerly known as Russia Today) and social media trolls to influence the 2016 US presidential election. Russia had been honing its efforts since at least 2014, when it annexed Crimea, claims the Post. Around March of that year, Obama aides floated the idea of creating Russian-language channels to provide a counter-narrative to RT, and its ilk.

Another potential plan of action involved using cyberweapons to take down Russia’s state-funded online empire and “zap” servers powering fake Russian trolls. US spy agencies even mulled giving Russia a taste of its own medicine by creating fake sites and social media accounts to rebuff the Kremlin’s trolls in Europe.

“Those actions were cooked,” a former official told the Post. “They had been vetted and agreed to in concept.” Ahead, of

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Donald Trump’s advisor confirms North Korea was behind crippling WannaCry cyberattack

“While victims received ransom demands, paying did not unlock their computers. It was cowardly, costly and careless. The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.

“Other governments and private companies agree. The United Kingdom attributes the attack to North Korea, and Microsoft traced the attack to cyber affiliates of the North Korean government.”

In October, the British Government said it believed “quite strongly” Pyongyang was responsible for the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack.

But following accusation from Theresa May’s security minister Ben Wallace, North Korea hit back saying the statement was “despicable” and “an act beyond the limit of our tolerance”.

A statement from the state’s propaganda news agency KCNA slammed the allegation and warned Britain to “seriously reflect” on what was being claimed. 

The statement said: “The UK has made another attempt to incriminate the DPRK as a cyber-criminal. 

“The DPRK has clarified our principled stand, on every opportune occasion, to

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BREAKING: Trump advisor confirms North Korea was behind crippling WannaCry cyberattack

Kim Jong-un’s regime has long been suspected of the WannaCry cyber attack which targeted 150 countries and sent many of the UK’s NHS hospitals into meltdown.

Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry or wcry, was the ransomware programme used in the attack – a malicious software used by hackers to block access to a computer system until a ransom is paid.

The White House’s Homeland Security advisor Thomas Bossert said: “The US today publicly attributes the massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack to North Korea.

“We do not make this allegation lightly. It is based on evidence.

“The attack spread indiscriminately across the world in May. It encrypted and rendered useless hundreds of thousands of computers in hospitals, schools, businesses and homes. 

“While victims received ransom demands, paying did not unlock their computers. It was cowardly, costly and careless. The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.

“Other governments and private companies agree.

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Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump planning State, CIA shakeup? | Group sues feds over tattoo recognition machines …

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We’re here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you’re a consumer, a techie or a D.C. lifer, we’re here to give you …

 

THE BIG STORY:

–COTT-IN? The New York Times is reporting a potential Trump staff shakeup replacing Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonState Dept official in charge of Tillerson’s agency overhaul resigns after three months State Department wracked by departures under Trump: report Tillerson refused to meet with State Dept security chief: report MORE with current CIA head Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoCIA not

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Rep. Dan Donovan makes anti-bullying push amid Melania Trump effort

A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation to help combat the growing issues surrounding bullying and cyber bullying in schools as first lady Melania Trump continues her efforts to put the issue into the spotlight.

Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., is introducing legislation, known as “Danny’s Law,” to create an anti-bullying roundtable to study the issue in both elementary and high schools as cyber bullying becomes increasingly difficult to recognize.

The legislation is named after Danny Fitzpatrick, a 13-year-old Staten Island native who took his own life after being bullied due to his weight and grades and said he warned school administrators about it.

“I gave up,” Fitzpatrick wrote in a note to his family. “The teachers … they didn’t do anything.”

The news jolted Donovan, a two-term congressman, who said he was alarmed by Fitzpatrick’s death and by the Internet’s impact on bullying in schools today.

“It really opens your eyes about how

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Trump signs Cyber Crime Fighting Act to train up local and state law enforcement

President Trump signed the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 on Thursday.

With a flourish of President Donald Trump’s pen Thursday, state and local law enforcement got the tools and training needed to fight cybercrime as the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 became law.

Introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, the legislation authorizes the highly regarded National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, Ala., which has trained nearly 7,000 local officials from 50 states and three U.S. territories.

Shortly after Ratcliffe introduced his bill in March, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced a similar bill in the Senate to expand the NCFI its charter to include training local law enforcement in cybersecurity practices.

 “I’d like to thank President Trump for his strong support of my bill to ensure our state and local law enforcement officials are properly equipped to address

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Trump-Russia Hysteria Holding Back Sensible Cyber Defense

The surface web consists of the stuff you see every day through your browser on your Internet connection, yet it only represents about 1 percent of what’s going on in the true world-wide web. Beyond the surface web lies the deep web. The deep web consists of content that cannot be found or accessed via your common surface web search engines and is intended to keep search crawlers out.

This where most of the cyber-criminals hang out in forums, obtain exploit kits and tools for hacking and trade credit card data, fake IDs, weapons, drugs and other banned substances on a variety of black markets in exchange for some form of BitCoin.

To give you a sense of scale, it is estimated that for every billion pages indexed on the surface web, there are 900 billion on the deep web.

But if you go below the deep web, you will find an even

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